Scientists are highlighting the that glitter does to our environment. They want a ban on the shiny pieces of plastic that decorate from eyelids to . Scientists from a New Zealand university say glitter is a micro-plastic and it should be banned. A amount of glitter ends up in the world's oceans. Fish cannot digest it because does not break down. It stays in the food . Professor Richard Thompson found that plastic were discovered in about one- of the fish caught in around the United Kingdom.
Micro-plastics are than five millimeters long. Most glitter produced around the is micro-plastic. Another professor told a newspaper: "I think all glitter should be banned it's a micro-plastic." Professor Thompson said he was when somebody bought his some shower with glitter in it. He said the glitter would, "escape down the and potentially enter the environment". The cosmetics Lush is discontinuing its of plastic glitter. It said: "We've avoided micro-plastics by switching to and mineral glitter."