A new study commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and carried out by University of Newcastle, Australia concluded that on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.
The single largest source of plastic ingestion is through water, both bottled and tap, all over the world.
Of the consumables studied, those with the highest recorded plastic levels include shellfish, beer and salt.
What can you do?
Choose to refuse plastic.
Encourage businesses you support to replace plastics with alternatives.
Shop at food co-ops and take your own containers.
Urge governments to stop plastic production.