Do You Use Exfoliating Body Scrub?
June 17, 2008, 7:55 am
Filed under: green, health/beauty

This was super interesting. Apparently the ‘micro-beads’ that swirl down your drain as you rinse off are often microplastics (unless noted as ‘natural’). Sewage treatment systems aren’t designed to remove microplastics, and they end up washing downstream into the ocean, where they end up in the digestive systems of aquatic life.

Food for thought.

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lovely thought. :( One more thing to worry about for me :)

Comment by amy

I’ve heard of this before. I’ve found that brown sugar (mixed in with face or body wash) exfoliates really well. Plus, it smells good :)

Comment by marianne

I’m enjoying your website. Thanks for the insight, and keep the information coming. I didn’t realize that about micro-beads, luckily I don’t use that kind of products but I’ll pass it along. Thanks

Comment by Shanel

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