How plastics are getting into your air and food

What happens when you throw plastic packaging away?

It might get recycled, buried in a landfill, dumped into the ocean, but it will never go away.

Plastics cannot biodegrade; they will simply break down into smaller pieces.

Researchers are now finding that plastics can break down into particles so small, they can be found in our air.

While the #zerowaste and #saynotoplastic movements have gained momentum, there’s no avoiding the fact that microplastics are now everywhere, and we have insufficient research on what it’s doing to our bodies.

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