We all know ingesting plastic has been an issue for the animals that walk our Earth because of pollution. Did you have any clue we're taking in just as much? Daily we are 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, we can’t escape consuming plastics. The vast majority of plastic we eat comes from our water, both tap and bottled. After that, shellfish, beer, and even salt are also common sources of plastic. Plastic pollution continues to be a growing problem worldwide, and it shows no signs of slowing down.