(Photo: David Fleetham)

You purchase your sport shirt made from non-biodegradable plastic polyester / nylon. After each wash it leaches approximately 19,000 microplastics which find their way into our oceans. The chemical laden toxic microplastics are mistaken as food by small aquatic life which are then themselves eaten by larger marine predators such as the tuna and swordfish you find on your dinner plate.

Researchers discover that tuna and swordfish are eating microplastics contaminated with harmful chemicals.
“Data continues to mount about the pressing problem that plastics pose for our ocean environment,” said Alison Chase, oceans program senior policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defence Council.

Until a microplastic solution is found, avoid Puma or Tuna?

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