Plastic does not disappear. Instead, it breaks into millions of pieces and sits in landfills, eventually filtering into our oceans to be ingested by wildlife and yes – humans. Studies show microplastics have already entered our food chain, so it’s perhaps not surprising that we already have been unwittingly consuming plastic.
An average person could be ingesting approximately five grams of plastic per week – the equivalent of one credit card.
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WWF has been working with various sectors in the community to help turn the tide against plastic marine litter by developing long-term solutions to marine litter. Read more to find out about our work with numerous groups and see how YOU can be part of the solution!