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Mobil Dick: Plastic whale spotted off Bow

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:00 05 December 2017

Measuring 10m long and weighing 250kg, the whale represents the amount of plastic entering our oceans every second. Picture: Bywaters

Measuring 10m long and weighing 250kg, the whale represents the amount of plastic entering our oceans every second. Picture: Bywaters

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There she blows! There she blows! A hump like a rubbish hill, it’s the plastic whale!

Behold, Mobil Dick: a giant beast sighted off Bow.

The whopping 10 metre-long model has made a splash appearance in Twelvetrees Crescent as part of a campaign against plastic pollution.

It weighs 250kg, representing the bags, bottles and other throwaway things dumped in the oceans every second.

And we need action now – experts predict there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.

Dubbed Plasticus, the mighty mammal was made from materials provided by River Lea recycling firm Bywaters.

It generated a wave of enthusiasm during its recent UK tour for Sky Ocean Rescue.

Plasticus is on display until Friday, when it heads to warmer climes and travels Europe.

But we think Newham Council should give it a proper send-off.

Anyone know the number for Sir Robin Whales?

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