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Wednesday, Jun 25 2014, 05:05PM

Microbeads being banned all over

Microbeads - 5GyresThe past few weeks have been busy and exciting on the plastic microbead front! 
 
Microbeads are the ludicrous little plastic particles used as scrubbing agents in a variety of personal care products ranging from body scrubs to toothpaste. They are washed down the drain and end up in waterways where they absorb toxins and are ingested by fish.
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Alternatives to Plastics

Plastic AlternativesThere are lots of alternatives to plastics. In our new Information section you will find information on various plastic alternatives, how safe they are, and whether they can be easily recycled.

A few examples of plastic alternatives include glass, ceramicstainless steel, and wood. This section is a work in progress with more alternatives coming soon!

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Action CampaignsBeat the Micro Bead Campaign

Sign this petition initiated by The 5Gyres Institute to support the elimination of plastic polyethylene micro-beads in personal care products.

 

Protect Canadians' Health: Ban BPA

Help to protect Canadians' health, by sending this letter to Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and to Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment.

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