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The Hidden Plastic in our dinner

Editor's Notes

  1. For source: Do I put this or the research article? Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers https://www.popsci.com/article/science/plastic-microparticles-found-beers Researchers who tested 24 popular German bottled beer brands found that every single brew contained microscopic particles of plastic, skin, glass, and other unsavory items https://www.outsideonline.com/1805241/german-beers-contain-plastic
  2. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/washing-clothes-releases-thousands-of-microplastic-particles-into-environment-study-shows
  3. Shall I shall take the earth logo off the slide?
  4. Shall I shall take the earth logo off the slide?