Friday, Aug 1 2014, 04:16PM
Plastic is being found in marine environments all over the world.
It is breaking down into microscopic particles, being eaten by aquatic wildlife (who then sink and die), attaching to other objects, and washing ashore.
(Photo credit: 5Gyres.org)
There 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.
Sign this petition initiated by The 5Gyres Institute to support the elimination of plastic polyethylene micro-beads in personal care products.
Help to protect Canadians' health, by sending this letter to Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and to Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment.