Exfoliate Plastic Soup

EXFOLIATE: PLASTIC SOUP

Did you notice how very quickly advertisers were keen to shout about the "microbeads" in their exfoliating gels and lotions? Did they mention that the microbeads are made from plastic? Did they say that the plastic ends up in the sea and very quickly enters the food chain? No. No surprises there then.
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Learn about microbead plastic pollution.

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BEAT THE MICRO BEAD

BEAT THE MICRO BEAD - Plastic Soup Foundation & The North Sea Foundation

Without knowing it, most of you daily contribute to the Plastic Soup by scrubbing your body, brushing your teeth, cleaning your face or washing your hair, because the plastic micro beads inside these products will be washed down the drain.
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Where is a good place to start?

You could try the 5 Gyres or if your Dutch is good the Plastic Soup Foundation.

Beware of

Polyethylene

If your facial scrub or other product contains polyethylene it's likely to be in microbead form.

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