We know of several sources on how microscopic plastics particles can arrive into our water. Water is used to make everything, including Beer. Several years ago, studies in Germany found plastic fibers in all of the 24 beer brands they tested. They also found plastic in honey and sugar.
We are all contributing to the fact that we are drinking Micro Plastic Fibers in many ways. When we wash our clothes, research studies showed that up to 700,000 Micro Plastic Fibers go out with the water for each wash load! Why? Because the majority of our clothes today are made of plastic.
These smaller pieces of plastic are not natural. They are made of bisphenol A (BPA) and PS oligomer. These are carcinogens and these toxic chemicals end up in the bellies of fish and perhaps evaporate into our air. So let us continue with that natural process of the Rain Cycle...
After Evaporation is Condensation and finally Precipitation, allowing these chemicals to settle on the land and crops. Animals eat the chemicals and we eat the fish, the animals, and the crops!
Plastic is building up in our oceans, especially the Pacific ocean. Humankind's plastic shopping bags, water bottles, take out containers, soda bottles, product packages and six-pack plastic rings are bathing in sunlight as they float in our oceans and waterways. The UV rays will eventually break down that plastic into smaller pieces. Ten years ago, a study from Nihon University in Chiba, Japan, discovered that plastic in our oceans can start to degrade within one year. Thus, creating smaller and smaller pieces.
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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