Plastic – The Material which is Both a Boon & a Curse – 30 Facts

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26Seafood eaters

Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. Researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium believe that microplastics accumulate in the body over time and could lead to a long-term health risk.


27. 60% of plastic pollution in the oceans comes from 5 nations namely China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


28. Bill Nye owns several patents, including one for ballet shoes and another for a clear plastic bag filled with water.


29. If you tie a plastic bag around leaves on a tree you'll get enough drinkable water to keep you from dehydration.


30. According to Carrie Fisher, the golden bikini in Princess Leia's slave costume was hard plastic that didn't move with her body, so the other actors got an eyeful. She quipped "if you stood behind me you could see straight to Florida. You'll have to ask Boba Fett about that."

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