Researchers have been worried about the potential harms of micro-plastics for almost 20 years, but a world-first investigation has found that people are breathing in 100 times more micro-plastics in their homes than previously thought.
Somewhere between 1.15 million to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean every year from rivers. But where do the items that don't sink end up? Ever heard of the 5 largest Gyres or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
From the moment we wake up, to the moment we go to sleep, plastic is an essential part of our daily lives. Now, research shows we not only touch plastic every single day, we also unknowingly eat it through fish, sugar, salt, water and much more!