Below, you will find videos, NASA recommendations, and pdf documents describing the space debris problem, including:
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Video #1 - This short video depicts the space debris population of various sizes. Keep in mind, that a 1 cm debris object, traveling at 7.5 km/sec, packs enough energy equal to a hand grenade. Image that going off inside your refrigerator.
Video #2 - Details a real world case study for an unlucky large satellite operator:
Video #3 - Broadly describes the space debris problem.
The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office further states the danger of small space debris:
These files were provided to various members of the U.S. House of Representatives in order to push the Bill "Space Debris Act of 2021" toward the U.S. Senate and ultimately across POTUS's desk for signature to enact a tax credit for financial contributors within the Space Traffic Management umbrella of services.