The invasion of plastic in our foods

Millions of plastic debris has collected in the ocean, forming huge islands of garbage and killing many species.

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The way in which human beings have become accustomed to throwing away garbage, lack of awareness and ecological culture has wreaked havoc on the world, and the voracious hunger that companies have to increase their profits regardless of the production of toxic and dangerous products for the planet are creating something never before seen, an enemy that corporations are trying to hide and a problem that continues to grow, the invasion of plastic.

It is a huge problem, millions of plastic waste are dumped into the sea and drifted away, driven by ocean currents end up gathering and floating along with other waste, and result in a huge pile of garbage that keeps growing, polluting beaches and killing thousands of species, as well as endangering our sources of natural resources.

The conspiracy of corporations to create toxic products that make us addicted and dependent on certain chemicals also means that everything is packed in plastic, containers have been developed that do not pose a threat to the environment, but the monopoly of the market is still maintained by the same companies that control what we eat for several decades.

Add to this human unconsciousness, and the lack of control of several countries over environmental regulations, and you have the perfect formula to create an environmental disaster capable of bringing more diseases and problems to countries under the new world order. Accelerating the reduction of the population and forcing them to live in misery, in deplorable conditions.

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The new landscape formed by plastic in the ocean is horrible, the reality of this problem is frightening, and it becomes worse when we see the reports of thousands of fishermen who denounce the discovery of several species with plastic bottles and lids in their stomachs. These same contaminated fish are then sold in markets and shops, contaminated with less visible chemicals and threatening the health of the population.

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One of the most representative places of the problem is the gigantic island of garbage in the Pacific Ocean, which has an expansion of 1.6 million km2, almost three times the size of France. This calculation was made in 2017, so it is obviously outdated information to the reality that has worsened over the past few months.

All kinds of waste can be found on this huge plastic island, and boats passing by report strong toxic odors, caused by the chemical decomposition of garbage exposed to water and the sun. Microplastics account for 8% of the total floating plastic mass, some waste being caps, bottles and bags, but toilet seats, lenses and toys have also been found.

The plastic island is not the only place where you can find large formations of waste, there are also many beaches that have been destroyed by waves that drag a lot of trash into the sand, polluting the water and making it dangerous to contact the skin.

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But the magnitude of the disaster cannot be fully measured by reference to the plastic islands, as only certain types of trash were thick enough to float and remain visible on the surface, for example, common plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are used in packaging, bags and empty bottles.

But most of the garbage ends up sunk, and in this article we only talk about plastic, but if we take into account the large amount of metal waste that is in the sea, we would never end up. Millions of coins, pipes, cables, batteries and scrap metal constantly release highly toxic chemicals into the water.

Once the debris is trapped in the turns of the ocean, the plastics crumble and become microplastic, and this is how they can be ingested by sea creatures and birds that fly over the sea for food. It all comes down to how we use plastic, we are participants in a tragedy, the invasion of plastic is real, and if we do not start to become aware, we will soon face greater consequences.

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