According to a study conducted by researches from the University of Newcastle, we are all accidentally eating roughly 5 grams of plastic every week. That's the amount of plastic that it takes to make a standard size credit card.
Bottled and tap water were found to be the biggest offenders for plastic consumption according to an article published by earth.com. Beer, shellfish and salt also made the list for their contribution to plastic digestion.
“These findings must serve as a wake-up call to governments. 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. Global action is urgent and essential to tackling this crisis,” said Marco Lambertini, International Director General from the The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who commissioned this project.
The WWF has already collected 500,000 signatures on a petition in support of a global treat to fight marine plastic pollution.