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From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish

Original story at the Guardian• 51 mentions • 7 months ago

the Guardian 7 months ago

 
It’s enough to make you cry over your moules frites. Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated that shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their seafood each year. We absorb fewer than 1%, but they will still accumulate in the body over time. The findings affect all Europeans, but, as the most voracious consumers of mussels, the Belgians were deemed to be most exposed. Britons should sympathise – last August, the results of a study by Plymouth University caused a stir when it was reported that plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish,
 
 
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08 Sep
argillic @argillic
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04 Apr
Girl Futurist @GirlFuturist
RT @PlasticOceans: 8 million tonnes of #plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it - then we do. https://t.co/UoBQWtRbUy @guardianec…
04 Apr
Mr_Spock @Mr_Spock
RT @PlasticOceans: 8 million tonnes of #plastic ends up in the sea each year. Fish eat it - then we do. https://t.co/UoBQWtRbUy @guardianec…
26 Feb
Citizen Halo @haloefekti
RT @LessPlasticUK: From sea to plate, how plastic got into our fish https://t.co/61seJbqQyQ #circulareconomy #wastenot #zerowaste #plastico…
24 Feb
Backbone Campaign @backboneprog
RT @RedLine_Tacoma: .@SheriMamaGG3 No worries. We'll be eating that eventually. It's the circle of life. https://t.co/Qe1QlZlC6A
23 Feb
Shoreline Cleanup @cleanshorelines
From sea to plate: how #plastic found its way into fish https://t.co/4CaJNlac44 via @guardian
21 Feb
BuddhistGlobalRelief @BuddhistGblRlf
Something to consider when eating seafood: you may be consuming up to 11,000 pieces of plastic fragments each... https://t.co/yYWPZNlR2W
20 Feb
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RT @Oceanwire: From sea to plate: how #plastic got into our fish. #TrashFreeSeas https://t.co/4AHmOAvkZY https://t.co/Oq8GJuPbJ2
20 Feb
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20 Feb
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20 Feb
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RT @FAOclimate: By 2050 there'll be more plastic in the sea than #fish if we don't act now https://t.co/D4x7oYr8eW #SaveOurOcean via @guard…
18 Feb
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18 Feb
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18 Feb
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18 Feb
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18 Feb
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17 Feb
Cambridge Food @FoodCambridge
Eye-opening article on proliferation of plastics in sea & threat posed to humans thru seafood. https://t.co/ovRSfsnqhO #marineconservation
17 Feb
FAO Climate Change @FAOclimate
By 2050 there'll be more plastic in the sea than #fish if we don't act now https://t.co/D4x7oYr8eW #SaveOurOcean vi… https://t.co/Vb99uoDHhs
16 Feb
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16 Feb
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16 Feb
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16 Feb
Change Makers @ecocognito
RT @UNEP: From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish. READ: https://t.co/e08wVjWtv4 via @guardian #cleanseas https://t.co/cPyYNRKggf
16 Feb
Leland Melvin @Astro_Flow
RT @seashepherd: From the @guardian, How #Plastic got into our #Fish: https://t.co/6aE1Qq2T32 #OpMarineDebris #APlasticOcean
16 Feb
Francesca Tarissi @Robotrix
RT @seashepherd: From the @guardian, How #Plastic got into our #Fish: https://t.co/6aE1Qq2T32 #OpMarineDebris #APlasticOcean
16 Feb
Sea Shepherd @seashepherd
From the @guardian, How #Plastic got into our #Fish: https://t.co/6aE1Qq2T32 #OpMarineDebris #APlasticOcean
16 Feb
ClientEarth @ClientEarth
#Plastic has been found in a third of UK-caught #fish, including cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish #oceans https://t.co/XvkMbRGPC6
16 Feb
Dan O'Neill @jdoneill
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16 Feb
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15 Feb
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15 Feb
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15 Feb
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15 Feb
Mark Diacono @MarkDiacono
A brilliant, frightening piece RT @SusanSmillie: I wrote about how we're all eating plastic in our seafood. Its grim https://t.co/FZTbyd5GAK
15 Feb
BlueMarineFoundation @Bluemarinef
Scientists report that shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their seafood each year: https://t.co/FAEsynD01x
15 Feb
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