BPA is a synthetic compound used in the manufacture of plastic bottles and epoxy resins and is linked to disorders of the endocrine system, heart disease, and altered childhood development... both hard and soft plastics discarded in the sea break down rapidly, releasing toxins. About 3 million tons of plastics containing BPA are produced each year.Here's some of the plastic I found in Fiji:
And JWT sent me this piece on plastic islands in the Atlantic. Damn.
Bottom Line: Don't consume plastic unless you know where it goes -- for the next thousand years.