War on glitter: Scientists and environmentalists move to ban the use of sparkly microplastics

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Scientists from the United Kingdom to New Zealand are now calling for a glitter ban to further address the environmental impact of plastics.

Those shiny, colourful specks of joy people use in lieu of clothing at music festivals are one of many plastic pollutants called microplastics.

A microplastic is any plastic less than five millimetres in diameter and experts say they are making their way into water systems, marine life and eventually into us.

Period11 Dec 2017

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