Sweet Sneak Studio's Microplastic Photo Series
To spread awareness on plastic pollution, Sweet Sneak Studio's created the Microplastic Photo Series. These photos show how everyday plastic ends up finding its way into our food chain.
Microplastic is commonly known to enter our food via marine life. But it goes beyond that. Plastic water bottles have a high content of microplastic inside of them. Microplastics have also been found in beer, honey, and sea salt.
They dubbed the consumption of microplastics between animals "trophic transfer". This is when an animal who has ingested microplastic gets eaten, and the plastics get transfered along the supply chain. Eventually, it ends up affecting humans. The major question is how does this affect our health long term?
If you're wondering how much microplastic adds up in our system, scientists estimate we are eating about 2,000 tiny piece of plastic weekly. This is equal to the weight of 1 credit card per week.
It’s a shocking but very real reality we face because of the major dependency we have on plastic for packaging. Governments must hold plastic companies accountable for the damage the industry is doing to the environment and to the people. In this report, the WWF calls on the government to support & establish research, create legal binding treaties, invest in ecological waste management systems, implement monitoring and compliance measures, and much more on various policy levels.