There are of plastic called microplastics in . These are pieces of plastic from our . They are becoming more in oysters and other of shellfish. Scientists say there are more than five trillion pieces of microplastic in our . There is more
day. A marine biologist said: "Hundreds of marine organisms [mix with] plastic…in the water…and
of those encounters are [or deadly]."
A into microplastics showed that people eat up to 11,000 pieces of plastic each . Only around 60 of these stay in our - the go down the . Sixty pieces is not a but they will build up and be bad for our . By 2099, seafood eaters could eat up to 780,000 pieces of plastic a year. That will cause many problems. Scientists say we need to recycle . We should also use other instead of plastic.