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Plastic Pollution: Micro-Beads from Body Scrubs Contaminating the Great Lakes

Plastic Pollution: Micro-Beads from Body Scrubs Contaminating the Great Lakes

Micro-beads are in many beauty products, and they are contributing to plastic pollution in our waterways. Learn more about them and how to avoid them. Have you seen ads for body scrubs with “micro-bead technology?” That is marketing speak for “very small pieces of plastic.” Rather than use an organic material like to create scrubbiness, some companies use less expensive plastic to help slough away dead skin cells. The problem? All of that micro-plastic is creating a plastic pollution problem in the Great Lakes. According to Digital Journal , you can also sometimes find micro-beads in your toothpaste. They explain how you can identify this ingredient on your cosmetics labels: Micro-beads are plastic beads [usually referred to in cosmetics as polyethylene (PE), but can be also be made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and...

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