Plastic is the most predominant kind of marine refuse found in our ocean and Great Lakes. Plastic refuse can come in all shapes and sizes, however those that are under five millimeters are called "microplastics."

Microplastics can originate from an assortment of sources including bigger plastic pieces that have broken separated, sap pellets utilized for plastic assembling, or as microbeads, which are little, fabricated plastic dots utilized as a part of wellbeing and excellence items, for example, a few chemicals and toothpastes. These little particles effortlessly go through water filtration frameworks and wind up in the sea and Great Lakes, representing a potential risk to oceanic life.