Tag Archive: microbeads

Nov 20

Another Clean-Up for Mother Nature

Governments might be phasing out the use of microbeads, but nothing but time will remove the problem from the environment. Phase in to this: Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic most often made of polyethylene. Found in face scrubs and toothpastes, they wash down the drain, slipping through filters into waterways…where they’re eaten by birds …

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Nov 26

Illinois Bans Microbeads

The tiny bits of plastic found in many personal care products are piling up in waterways and being consumed by fish.   Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Illinois takes the lead on keeping fishy bits of plastic out of waterways… on this CurrentCast. Many personal care products contain microbeads, or tiny bits of plastic, that …

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