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People could be Eating a Credit Card of Plastic a Week

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A study finds that people could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic, equivalent to the weight of a credit a card, weekly.

The study commissioned by the World Wide Fund of Nature and done by the University of Newcastle had combined a global analysis of data on plastic ingestion by people. The combination of the data indicates that people consume up to 2000 tiny pieces of plastic weekly, which could accumulate to 250 grams a year.

This research reinforces the urgency of plastic pollution and its negative impact on not just the environment, but as well as human health. WWF suggest that government bans single use plastic starting with plastic bags, and microbeads. Not to mention water bottles as most of the plastic people ingest is through bottle and tap water. Plastic pollution is a universal problem, affecting everyone on the plant and has not had an appropriate response by the government.

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