Scientists are highlighting the that glitter does to our seas, and environment. The scientists are calling for a ban on the sparkly, shiny of plastic that decorate everything from eyelids to greetings cards to . Scientists from New Zealand's Massey University say glitter is a micro-plastic and should be banned. They say a considerable amount of glitter ends up in the world's oceans. Fish cannot digest and it does not break down, so it stays in the food . Professor Richard Thompson conducted research in the seas around the United Kingdom. He found that plastic were discovered in about one- of the fish caught.
Micro-plastics are pieces of plastic that are less than five millimeters . Most glitter produced around the world falls into the of micro-plastics. Dr Trisia Farrelly told Britain's "Independent" : "I think all glitter should be banned it's a micro-plastic." Professor Thompson said: "I was quite when somebody bought my daughters some shower gel that had glitter particles in it. That is going to escape down the plughole and enter the environment." Some cosmetics companies are now discontinuing their of plastic glitter. The company Lush stated: "We've avoided micro-plastics by switching to and mineral glitter."