Read the Post by Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres On EcoWatch About Plastic In Facial Scrub And How It Is Ending Up In Our Waterways!
Here is just a snippet of this shocking post:
"We’ve got some important news to share about plastic pollution upstream
in the Great Lakes, the first expedition to study plastics in inland
U.S. waters. We’ve analyzed our data from samples taken in the Great
Lakes and what we found is shocking. Microplastic particles, no larger
than grains of sand, peppering the lake surface. One sample had more
than 600 of them. Yikes! What could they be? After some investigation,
we’ve figured it out. The culprit? Non-natural facial scrub products
that employ micro-particle polyethylene beads as an exfoliant. The beads
are designed to go from your face down the drain and then to the ocean.
We’ll be launching a campaign to address this problem in the coming
months and we’ll need your help to claim another victory for the ocean."
I am a huge fan of 5 Gyres since I met the co-founders Marcus Eriksen and his wife Anna Cummins at a SPARK in NYC.
Check out the Full Post on EcoWatch