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A video explainer illustrates how plastic from your clothing gets into your seafood
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Learn about microplastics in this great explainer by Vox, which illustrates why they are such an extremely serious ecological and health issue today. Microplastics—meaning any plastic object smaller than five millimeters—constitute the vast majority of plastic particles polluting marine habitats. Of those microplastics, a large share are microfibers: tiny strands of plastic that are woven into fabric used to make clothing. When marine life eat those microfibers, they can make their way up the food chain and onto your dinner plate.