Greenpeace activists assembled life-sized sculptures of two whales emerging from a sea of plastic waste in front of Hungarian Parliament.

The large whales, made out of paper, were assembled to raise awareness about disposable plastic waste pollution in the different seas. 

Greenpeace protest plastic pollution with lifesize whales in Budapest
Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

As local Greenpeace activists said, We expect the Hungarian government to ban single-use plastic bags in Hungary – as has already happened in neighboring Austria and Romania.

Greenpeace protest plastic pollution with lifesize whales in Budapest
Greenpeace protest plastic pollution with lifesize whales in Budapest, photo: MTI
Greenpeace protest plastic pollution with lifesize whales in Budapest
Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

As we wrote a week ago, the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most visited holiday destinations by Hungarian residents every summer, but unfortunately, tourists arriving at their favourite sea have to meet another guest: water pollution. According to WWF, nearly 570 thousand tonnes of garbage flood into the sea every year, which equals 33,800 plastic bottles/minute. Read more details HERE.

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