Canadian scientists have estimated that a person consumes 330 particles of microplastic every day with water and food - from 70 thousand to 121 thousand particles per year.
Microplastic is also found in the air.
Microplastics are very small particles of plastic. Their sources are mainly car tires and synthetic clothing.
Plastic waste is also a major source of pollution. Under the influence of the external environment, bottles and bags lose plastic particles, which then fall into water, soil and air.
WHAT IS DANGEROUS? So far, the most obvious consequences of microplastic contamination are visible in the animal world. Photographs of birds and large marine mammals that decompose and whose stomachs are clogged with foreign particles often appear in world publications: packages, fragments of fishing nets, plastic cups and tubes, lids, sequins. The higher the animal in the food chain, the more dangerous it is. And that's just what we see. Out of sight are toxins that enter the blood and tissues of animals, and with their meat - into the human body.
The key to saving nature is rational consumption and proper waste sorting.
European experience in waste management