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A Plastic Future — Recycle, Reuse and Avoid

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  • Ranging in size from 5 millimeters to microscopic lengths, microplastics are being ingested by fish, plankton and other marine life, as well as the creatures on land that consume them (including humans)
  • It’s estimated that close to 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year, more than half of which is for single-use products
  • Tiny plastic particles don’t simply pass through sea creatures unnoticed but, rather, accumulate in their circulatory systems and organs
  • Exposure to microplastics has been shown to be catastrophic across multiple generations of zooplankton, with the potential to lead to extinction

By Dr. Mercola

The plastic piling up on the shores of Manila Bay in the Philippines is disturbing, and the first thought that comes to mind when you watch the video above may be along the lines of, "Where does all that plastic come from?"


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