I grew up at a time when plastic was considered the most modern and versatile discovery made by man. It seemed all the tasks could be done guaranteeing reliability and hygiene.
Today it turns out that in its various compositions the plastic is finally “suffocating” us and it makes a certain effect to discover that we eat it as well, without knowing it. Of course, removing it and “translating” its versatility into other materials will not be an easy challenge to win. As long as you want to tackle them globally.
If after a dinner of seafood you cannot explain why you feel weighted… now an answer, or at least one more clue – the microplastics. Certainly not easy to “digest”.
It’s a joke, but there’s nothing to laugh about. A survey commissioned by the WWF at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle has unveiled foods with the highest concentration of small plastic particles: salt, already under accusation for other health issues, and seafood have been found to have a fair concentration.
We already knew about water, both in the “tap” and “bottle” versions, but those who thought they had solved the problem by quenching their thirst with something else know that beer is not immune from uncomfortable presence. The study makes us discover that in a week we unknowingly ingest two thousand invisible plastic particles, they make the equivalent of a credit card “eaten” a week and two and a half pounds in a year. To the challenge of breaking down the use of plastic in the world we must add that of understanding what effects it has on our body and our health…