A new study has found that every week we are consuming one credit card worth of plastic! Micro plastics are in our waterways and therefore in the water that we drink and the food that we eat. The new report by the ABC show just how much plastic we are consuming each week, it is unavoidable.
Plastic alternatives such as metal straws and re-usable products have never been so important for people to adopt.
The fact that we are eating 21 grams worth of plastic per month shows just how bad the situation has become.
The Australian study says the long term affects aren't clear but they are working on toxicology results to try and determine this.
Use alternative products particularly reusable straws and help make a small difference.