Is Your Cleanser Killing Dolphins?
Find out why environmental activists want you to stop exfoliating
5 Gyres is pushing an aggressive call to action, asking retailers to stop selling products with plastic micro-beads, demanding that manufacturers discontinue the ingredient, and asking the public to boycott all products with plastic micro-beads.
The environmental efforts are paying off: Unilever (maker of Dove, Vaseline, and Ponds) has promised to phase out the use of plastic micro-beads as scrub materials by 2015.
How do you know if a scrub contains plastic micro-beads? Check the ingredient list. If you see "polyethylene" listed, they're in there.
Tell us: Do you think environmentalists are making a mountain out of micro-beads, or will you boycott scrubs that contain the teeny bits of plastic?
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