Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a weekPosted on June 12, 2019 by DrRossH in General, Plastic Waste News
“It’s alarming that plastic pollution has become so all-pervasive that we’re now ingesting 5 grams per week. This information must spur more urgent action to address the plastics crisis,” Mr Leck said.
The study demonstrated a wide range in ingestion patterns. Whilst being mindful of the limitations of this evolving field of research, initial findings point towards a global average ingestion rate of plastic by humans of approximately 5 grams per week.
The single largest source of plastic ingestion is through water, both bottled and tap, all over the world. Large regional variations are reflected again, with twice as much plastic found in the US or India than in European or Indonesian water.