Plastic Debris is Ending Up in Human Beings

Published: 25 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

The Allentown “Morning Call” reports a dangerous level of “plastic pollution” called the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Northern Pacific Subropical Gyre, is strangling the food chain and being mistaken for food by aquatic life. Some suggest that through nature’s food chain, this plastic debris is ending up in human beings. Sixty billion new tons of plastic is reportedly manufactured every year, and only about 4 percent of such plastics are recycled.

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