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Beat The Plastic Micro-Bead

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Published on May 23, 2013

Many companies around the world employ Polyethylene plastic micro-beads as an exfoliant in facial cleansers. 5 Gyres discovered plastic beads of the same size and shape in The Great Lakes last year, demonstrating that this product, designed to be washed down the drain, has no recovery plan and can escape sewage treatment. Yes, this product is plastic that is actually DESIGNED to go into our watersheds, lakes and oceans. 5 Gyres, along with our global partners Plastic Free Seas and Plastic Soup Foundation operating within a larger international coalition are campaigning to eliminate plastic micro-beads from personal care products. Our targets are Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. Of all the sources of Plastic Pollution in the environment, we believe this one is amongst the most egregious and the easiest for an environmentally company to discontinue using. BEAT THE MICRO-BEAD!

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