microplastics - definition and synonyms

noun [plural]
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    very small (less than 1mm) pieces of plastic waste that make their way into the environment, especially rivers and the sea

    It’s already been established that lots of marine animals low on the food chain, such as shellfish and worms, that are used to eating microscopic organisms end up eating microplastics.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/09/2015