According to a study published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, about 35% of the fish collected on a recent research expedition had plastic in their stomachs. And even more alarming, while researchers expected to find that fish had consumed a few pieces of the denuded plastic––possibly one or two–– what they actually found was much worse.
Researchers found that many of the hundreds of lanternfish that were collected and dissected for the study contained around 80 individual pieces of ocean plastic in their bellies. And you know what that means? You are eating it too. Solution: Remove plastic containers from your diet.
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