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How much plastic are you eating?
What's for dinner? Lego sushi, credit card burgers, or a well-done piece of PVC pipe?

These examples may sound extreme but can easily represent over time the cumulative amount of microscopic pieces of plastic we consume every day.
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
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December 08, 2020
Lego bricks weighing a total of 22 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Lego bricks weighing a total of 22 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one month, are displayed on top of pieces of sushi rice in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8N
December 08, 2020
Plastic cards weighing 7 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic cards weighing 7 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in ten days, are displayed inside a tuna salad sandwich with a cup of milk in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
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December 08, 2020
A plastic safety helmet weighing 248 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
A plastic safety helmet weighing 248 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one year, is displayed on a dish in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP7Y
December 08, 2020
A plastic pipe weighing 1 kilogram, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
A plastic pipe weighing 1 kilogram, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in four years, is displayed on a cutting board in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP7Z
December 08, 2020
Various plastic goods weighing 3.15 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Various plastic goods weighing 3.15 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in ten years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8E
December 08, 2020
Plastic toy beads weighing a total of 125 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic toy beads weighing a total of 125 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in 6 months, are displayed inside a cereal bowl filled with milk in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8Q
December 08, 2020
Pieces of plastic straws weighing 0.7 grams, which is the equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Pieces of plastic straws weighing 0.7 grams, which is the equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one day, are displayed on a spoon in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8L
December 08, 2020
Plastic caps weighing 62 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic caps weighing 62 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in three months, are displayed inside a bamboo steamer basket in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
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December 08, 2020
Plastic buttons weighing 5 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic buttons weighing 5 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one week, are displayed with a cup of coffee in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8P
December 08, 2020
Plastic cards weighing 7 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic cards weighing 7 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in ten days, are displayed inside a hamburger in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 11, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
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December 08, 2020
Plastic dice weighing 21 grams combined, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic dice weighing 21 grams combined, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in one month, are displayed on a plate in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
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December 08, 2020
A face shield and a pair of plastic goggles used to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
A face shield and a pair of plastic goggles used to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), weighing 151 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in eight months, are displayed on top of a chopping board in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8B
December 08, 2020
Plastic ropes and plastic pipes weighing 510 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Plastic ropes and plastic pipes weighing 510 grams, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in two years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP81
December 08, 2020
Various plastic goods weighing 2.7 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Various plastic goods weighing 2.7 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in ten years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8G
December 08, 2020
Various plastic goods weighing 1.3 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Various plastic goods weighing 1.3 kilograms, which is equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
ENVIRONMENT-PLASTIC/DIET
RTX8EP8D
December 08, 2020
Various plastic goods weighing 6.8 kilograms, which is the equivalent to the amount that someone could...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: How much plastic are you eating?
Various plastic goods weighing 6.8 kilograms, which is the equivalent to the amount that someone could eat in 27 years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Reuters used the findings of the study to illustrate what this amount of plastic actually looks like over various periods of time. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Illustration SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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