microbeads

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

Suffolk County Legislator Pushes For Study To Find Impact Of Plastic Microbeads On Environment

The small, plastic microbeads found in some facial and body washes have prompted a Suffolk County legislator to push for a study of their effect on the environment.

11/20/2014

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