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Microbeads - what are they and how to avoid them!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Microbeads are becoming an increasing concern for environmentalists and conservationists around the world. Why? They account for nearly 20% of plastic pollution in some of our water systems such as the Great Lakes. Yikes! This means our oceans and waterways are become a plastic soup which affects wildlife and their habitat. That fish you are eating, well they may have swallowed lots of plastic microbeads before being caught. yuck, right?! So, what are they and how are they getting into our water? They are tiny balls of plastic added to many cosmetic and personal care products marketed as exfolliators. They...

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