Are you eating plastic?

Think you know everything about plastic pollution?

Did you know plastic has even ended up in the food we eat? Test your knowledge here.

How much plastic does the average person eat each week?

On average people could be ingesting around 5 grams of plastic every week. Our study suggests people could be consuming on average over 100,000 microplastics every year. That’s approximately 21 grams a month, just over 250 grams a year.

How much plastic ends up in the ocean each year?

An incredible eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.

Which of these things might you find plastic in?

In fact they're all correct. There have been multiple reports in the media on the microplastics we are ingesting through our food, drink and the air we breathe.

What are the tiny bits of plastic that end up in our food system called?

The small particles of plastic are called "microplastics" that are small enough to enter our food chain.

You eat 5 grams of plastic. What is that the same as?

That's right. On average you're eating the equivalent of a pen in microplastic each week.

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There's nothing plastic about you!!

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A little room for improvement

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Better luck next time

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Posted on 17 June 2019

Plastic is in a lot of the food we eat. But how much do you know about it?

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