We're Eating a Credit Card's Worth of Plastic Every Week

We are eating enough plastic each week to equate to a credit card. This is crazy and scary! USA Today gives a full rundown:

From the top of Mount Everest to the deepest oceans, we know that plastic trash is everywhere on Earth. Now we know it's in us, too.

You're eating, swallowing or breathing in about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, a new study suggests, an amount equal to the weight of one credit card.

"Not only are plastics polluting our oceans and waterways and killing marine life – it’s in all of us and we can’t escape consuming plastics," said Marco Lambertini of the World Wildlife Fund,which commissioned the study.

This plastic contamination comes from "microplastics" – particles smaller than five millimeters – which are making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air, CNN said.

Ughhh. This news is so disheartening. You can read the full study HERE. Startups are trying to attack the problem of plastic in our oceans. You can see the video below.

 

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