Nowadays, plastic is everywhere, and it has become a serious health problem for our planet.
The quantity of plastic in our planet is really massive, and it affects:
-the oceans, where it can be eaten by marine animals that can also die because of it, as well as get entangled in it;
-the land, where beside polluting the soil and fresh water, it can also be ingested by birds and other mammals;
-in our body because over the years, and under certain conditions, the plastic becomes very small, and it could be ingested by human beings through the food chain, i.e. through the ingestion of animals which ate plastic.
In addition, plastic – which could have different shapes and compositions – takes very long time to decompose, consequently continuing to produce and use it increases its accumulation and the quantity present on our planet.
Do you know that a sector where plastic is present in large quantities is the food sector, which in 2019 produced 37.3 million tons with its packaging????!!!
The good news is that, through our food consuming choices, we can make a great contribution to not increasing the amount of plastic present in our planet!