WATCH: What can you do about plastic pollution
MANILA, Philippines – Would you eat plastic?
It may sound absurd, but plastic waste is slowly crawling its way into our food chain.
As convenient as they are to produce and use, plastics, like your straws and grocery bags, don’t biodegrade and instead break down into microplastics.
Small fragments of plastic easily make it to oceans where they are eaten by fish and other wildlife, polluting our food resource with harmful chemicals.
This is just one of the many problems that our reliance on plastics is bringing to our environment, and ultimately, to our own health and safety.
Despite this risk, the United Nations says we we're still producing 400 million tons of plastics every year – most of which are plastic packagings that are discarded after just one use.
What can you do about plastic pollution? Watch this video and share your thoughts on Rappler X! – Rappler.com
Script by Don Kevin Hapal | Animation by Janina Malinis