- An environmentalist has discovered a plastic yoghurt container from the 1976 Montreal Olympics
- The environmentalist, Maite Mompow, discovered the yoghurt container on the beach in Denia, Spain
- Mompow says she was cleaning the beach when she found the item there
A plastic yoghurt container from the 1976 Montreal Olympics has been discovered on the beach in Denia, Spain.
An environmentalist Maite Mompow, who found the Yoplait container, said there was an urgent need for the production of plastic to stop, Metro reports.
Legit.ng notes that the environmentalist said: "I was cleaning the beach where I usually go and I found the item there.
"I have collected many yoghurt cartons before but this drew my attention because of the brand – Yoplait disappeared from Spanish supermarkets a long time ago. I checked and they abandoned the market here in 2001.
"So I looked at it more carefully and then discovered that it came from around 1976."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that seventeen-year-old teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was yet again been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thunberg's climate activism was responsible for her nomination, two lawmakers from Sweden, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, said.
Recall that Thunberg was first nominated for the honour in 2019 by a group of Norwegian parliament members, but it went to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The lawmakers said Thunberg has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis.
They said: "Action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace."
Reacting on Facebook, Teresa Billig said: "I'm delighted to learn that good stewardship, as well as concern for the planet and future generations, has been in Greta's family for generations."
Mike King said: "Funny fact, it would be the second Nobel in the Family, her maternal side got a Nobel in Chemistry. He also coined the phrase "global warming". And did studies on the greenhouse effect."
Shannon Banfield said: "What about all the other people who are doing the exact same thing and have been doing it since before this girl was even born?"
Antonio Lobo said: "The Nobel Prize is losing credibility if someone that passed so little time fighting for a cause can win it. You know, before people had to pass a lifetime researching or doing good things to receive one of those. She comes out of nowhere last year, very young and now this. Looks like to get one of those you just need to know the right people."
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