Microbeads

Why?

Many of our personal care products such as scrubs and toothpaste now contain thousands of minuscule balls of plastic called microplastics, or more specifically, microbeads. These microbeads are typically used as exfoliants. Traditional, biodegradable exfoliants such as ground nut shells, and salt crystals are being phased out with plastics exfoliants which are cheaper and inferior quality exfoliants causing consumers to use and buy much more of the product.

Microbeads are too small to be filtered at most water sanitation facilities and often end up in our rivers, lakes and oceans.  The microbeads often absorb toxins in the water, are often eaten by marine life, and can make their way up the food chain all the way to our dinner plates.

 

 

 

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Ban the Bead Campaign

 

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Beat the Microbead

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Alternatives

Look for the “Zero Plastics Inside” Certification logo

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Click here for a list of plastic free cosmetics