Remember the commercials that say “smooth, round, micro-scrubbers?” If so, you’ve heard microbeads marketed and are familiar with some of the high end face wash products they are in. But why are they a threat and being banned in Illinois? I’m so excited that lawmakers are finally making changes to the products being sold and marketed to make sure they are good for your health AND the environment!
Would you voluntarily rinse microscopic synthetic plastic balls down the drain? If you use cosmetics that contain microbeads, that’s what’s happening every time you lather up. A single container of face wash can contain hundreds of thousands of the spheres—which, like every other object made from plastic, aren’t biodegradable. Keep reading…
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