Glitter is made from plastic sheets and is used in a wide range of products, including cosmetics. When we wash and go down the drain, the glitter becomes a subset of marine plastic waste known as microplastic. Microplastics, which have a length of less than five millimeters, can be found in all the oceans of the planet, from the surface to the seabed. They are consumed by plankton, fish, shellfish, seabirds and other marine organisms.

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