At some point in your life, you've probably heard some stuff about eating tiny pieces of plastic all the time, but I never knew it was so much.

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Federation, we consume a credit card's worth of plastic every week. Imagine if you sat down every Sunday night with a fork and knife, going to town on your Visa.

Here's that statistic at a few other measurements of time:

  • 1 Year: Entire dinner plate's worth of plastic
  • 10 Years: A Life Saving Flotation Ring worth of plastic
  • Lifetime: Two dumpsters worth of plastic.

Scientists aren't very sure of how eating that much microplastic affects us, but surely it can't be great for the digestive system.

To stop eating so much, it's good to know that a lot comes from pollution of plastic dumped in the water that, in the long run, affects our drinking water and seafood. Buy the right kind of filters, and stay away from fish, because the stuff's nasty anyway.

Read more at New York Post

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