Photo essay illustrates exactly how much plastic we’ve been eating

A 2019 study by WWF International concluded we consume the equivalent of one credit card in plastic a week through plastic infused drinking water and shellfish. Using these findings, Reuters photographed meals made of plastic that leave a ghastly visual impact. The images go from plastic cards placed between two burger buns with a slice of cheese to imitate the 7 grams of plastic someone could eat in 10 days, to Lego brick pieces on top of sushi rolls representing the 22 grams of plastic one could eat in a month. The images go on to show various plastic goods weighing nearly 15 pounds, equivalent to the amount of plastic one could eat in 27 years.

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