We could be consuming over 100,000 microplastics a year. That’s approximately 5 grams of plastic a week, 21 grams a month, 250 grams a year.
Eight million tonnes of plastic pollution ends up in the ocean every year. They break down into tiny bits called microplastics, small enough to enter our food chain, along with other types of microplastics like those that are released when we wash our clothes.
Plastic is everywhere. From beaches in Indonesia to the remote Arctic, it is silently choking our planet. Most plastic becomes trash after a single use. Plastic has contaminated the soil, rivers and oceans. It’s even entered our food chain.
Every year, people and animals are ingesting more plastic from food and drinking water. Many of us are doing our bit to reduce plastics pollution, but it’s time that governments and businesses took their full responsibility too. Join our fight. Call on our governments to introduce a global legally binding agreement to stop plastics polluting our oceans!
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