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Subject: Glitter litter 'could be damaging rivers'

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/20 at 6:00 am

Scientists have found evidence that glitter used in cosmetics and body paint may harm rivers and lakes. They say biodegradable alternatives are no better for the environment than conventional types of glitter. Glitter contains microplastics, which can find their way into rivers and oceans, taking many years to degrade. Last year, scientists called for a total ban on glitter over concerns the particles are polluting oceans and hurting marine life.

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