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Fact #139

In today’s fact we learn about Microplastics! Mr. Toes teaches us what microplastics are and how to help prevent them from entering lakes and river

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Did you know that…Plastic is the most prevalent type of debris found in oceans and lakes. Those that are less than 5 millimeters in length, or about the size of a sesame seed are called “Microplastics”. Microplastics come from a variety of sources, including larger plastic debris that breaks into small pieces, clothing & industrial processes. 

Microbeads; are a type of microplastic that is found in health and beauty products, such as cleansers, soap & even toothpaste. These go down the drain and end up threatening not only ocean life, but humans as well as filtration systems don’t always catch them, or animals eat them, digest the plastic and humans eat them.

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