Marcus Eriksen

Microbeads found in facial scrubs/Great Lakes (Credit: The 5 Gyres Institute/5gyres.org)

NY Legislation Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Facial Scrubs, Toothpaste

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.

02/11/2014