You’re eating a credit card’s worth of plastic every week

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You’re eating a credit card’s worth of plastic every week

From the bottom of the Mariana trench and the remote French Pyrenees to your plate, it's everywhere

Sarah Knapton

The average person now ingests five grams of plastic each week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new report by WWF has found.

Researchers found that people are consuming up to 102,000 tiny pieces of plastic of less than 1mm – 250g each year – with nearly 90% coming from water, both bottled and tap.

Other foods with highest plastic levels include shellfish, beer and salt...

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