Face → Drain → River → Ocean.
Maryland: help us keep plastic microbeads out of our products.

Microbeads. The tiny pieces of polyethylene plastic included in many facial personal care products.

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Some products have 300,000 plastic microbeads in one container! When used, these plastic beads go down the drain and into our rivers and oceans. They may seem small, but they have a massive effect on marine ecosystems, including ingestion by fish. Why pollute our rivers and oceans with plastic when all we want to do is keep our face clean and our teeth brushed? This doesn’t make sense when there’s many microbead-free alternatives available.

Maryland is considering banning plastic microbeads.

Live in Maryland? TAKE ACTION: Contact your state senator and tell them to “SUPPORT SB 200 AS PASSED BY COMMITTEE”. Let’s keep these microbeads out of our rivers and oceans.

Want more information? Visit beatthemicrobead.org and see this great infographic:

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Photo credit: Surfrider Foundation Europe, 5 Gyres Institute