A Ballybunion environmentalist is appealing to people to avoid using ‘single use’ plastic containers.
Mike Enright says there are 8 million tonnes of plastic going into our seas every year.
This is having a huge affect on marine life and our coastlines and ultimately ourselves.
Mr Enright says a seal pup compacted with plastic washed up recently, and another died before Christmas with a crisp packet was found in his throat.
He strongly advises those who see seals on the shore not to approach them: