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Microplastics are everywhere -- but we can do something about them
Since the 1950s, we've generated roughly 8,300 million metric tons of plastic on the planet -- that's equivalent to 25,000 Empire State Buildings. Plus: Only less than 10% has been recycled! What's more, all plastic breaks down into smaller pieces and these microplastics end up in our air, water and food, says biologist Sarah Dudas. She explains how we can combat plastic waste by rethinking our consumption habits.