“All of us are aware of the plastic pollution we pump into the oceans – from carrier bags to plastic bottles, straws and more.
But many of us are contributing to another type of pervasive and hidden pollution, often without realising it. They’re called microplastics. Microplastics are tiny particles invisible to the eye that are caused by the breakdown of plastics, including from our clothes.
They remain a largely unreported threat, despite evidence that the pollution is at a global scale and harmful to ocean life (and possibly to us, too.)”