In einer vom WWF herausgegebenen Metastudie haben Forscher die Menge an Mikroplastik ausgerechnet, die im Verdauungstrakt der Menschen landen: Wir verspeisen rund 250 Gramm Plastik pro Jahr oder rund 21 Gramm pro Monat, das Äquivalent einer Kreditkarte pro Woche. Wer hat nochmal gesagt, dass man Geld nicht essen kann?
Studie: No Plastic in Nature: Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People (PDF)
WWF: Could you be eating a credit card a week?
WWF: Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week
We know that plastic is devastating wildlife and plaguing our oceans, but until now we have known very little about the impact the broken plastic system is having on people. In this first-ever global study, we’ve discovered that on average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week – that’s the equivalent of a credit card.
No Plastic in Nature: Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People commissioned by WWF and carried out by University of Newcastle, Australia finds we’re consuming about 2000 tiny pieces of plastic every week. That’s approximately 21 grams a month, just over 250 grams a year.