The results of Greenpeace Italy's research on the presence of microplastics in fish and invertebrates, such as mussels and scampi, show that 35% of the organisms collected in the Central Tyrrhenian Sea and ending up on the tables have microplastics in the stomach and intestines. The consequences of this contamination are not yet clear, but health risks can certainly not be excluded. This is the sick world we are building.
The microplastics. They are tiny fragments of plastic that are created from decomposing waste. Few people know that they are also used as "ingredients" in many everyday products, such as cosmetics, soaps or paints. And from household waste they end up in the sea.
The pandemic has shown us even more clearly that only if we respect the Planet do we save ourselves and our future. Since 1 January 2020, Italy has banned trade in cosmetic products containing microplastics. This is a first step forward, but it is still not enough: the ban only concerns a limited category of cosmetics.
Never as important as now is it to reiterate that we must not lower our guard against pollution. Because we have a duty to build a future in which people can live in harmony with the Planet.
Adopt an eco friendly lifestyle, use renewable energy, public transport, walk more, buy local organic food and go vegan, ditch single use plastics.
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