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From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test.Microbeads might be best known to you as the coloured beads in your shower gel and facial scrubs, but more recently they’ve gained notori
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Tolu's curator insight, October 5, 2016 2:45 PM

Many beauty products have been found to contain microbeads as one of their ingredients. However, they pose a threat to the environment - they pollute the ocean. While most of the brands claim to have their plastic pollution problem under control, not one of them succeeded in meeting Greenpeace’s environmental standards, meaning that they still have the potential to allow this contamination into our waterways. It is said that the government should step in to ban companies from using these harmful ingredients.

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Governor signs bill making Illinois first state to ban microbeads

Governor signs bill making Illinois first state to ban microbeads | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads.
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