Research has shown that microplastics have been detected in various parts of the human body, including the digestive system, respiratory system, and even in organs like the liver. These particles can potentially enter the body through ingestion of contaminated food and water, inhalation of airborne particles, and even through the skin.
Read the article here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/epdf/10.1021/acs.est.2c07179
According to a recent study microplastics specimens were collected from cardiac surgery patients showing us that the plastic pollution problem is even bigger. These data are crucial, and we need to act now. Thanks to technology, there are plenty of alternatives to plastic and we need to be part of the solution to achieve a planet with less plastic.
Simple actions for you to use less plastic in your daily life:
✅ Always carry your reusable water bottle.
✅ Use your reusable cup in cafés for takeaway.
✅ You are responsible for your own rubbish.
✅ Take part in a beach clean-up campaign. Be a shining example for those around you and raise awareness about not littering.
✅ Visit a “Plastic Free Beach”. Find your local beach here: https://shorturl.at/puTV1
✅ Become a Beachfluencer. Learn more about this trend here: https://sandseaplasticfree.org/index.php/beachfluencer/