You Eat a Credit Card's Worth of Plastic Each Week, Says This Unsettling WWF Campaign

New study suggests humans consume 100,000 microplastics every year

Urban legend has it that the average person eats eight spiders per year while sleeping. While that (thankfully) isn’t true, a new body of research points to a similar statistic that unfortunately seems to be all too real: people ingest approximately five grams of plastic per week.