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The Holiday season is upon us, and for some, that means lights, decorations ... and glitter?

You may want to rethink the last one.

Tim Gray, the executive director of Environmental Defence, says tiny flecks of glitter can pose problems for the environment.

Many people don't realize that glitter is tiny plastic pieces -- or microplastics -- that don't break down in the environment.

"If they end up in our water or end up going down your drain when they get washed off things, they go right through the sewage plant and into our lakes and oceans," Gray says.


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