Several months ago, scientists warned that tiny microbeads, a common ingredient in facial cleansers, were flowing into the Great Lakes, with no way to remove the potentially harmful plastic. Now, a new study provides evidence of the microplastics in the world’s largest surface freshwater source — and gives scientists a fighting chance to get microbeads out of consumer products.
this is serious…i never thought about this issue until now. the quote about disposable products made with materials designed to last forever” really made me think. i really hope that all companies phase them out, and replace with a natural exfoliant.
“People say I love you all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear.”—The Curious Savage (John Patrick)