Our Microplastic Food Chain
Published: December 8, 2017
Since the 1960s, plastics have gradually become the materials of choice for industrial applications that once demanded the use of glass, metal, or wood. Salad dressing bottles, car bumpers, and even toothpicks are now made of plastic. Left to their own demise, these chemically, synthesized materials never totally go away but breakdown into smaller and smaller polluting bits called microplastics.