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Entry for August 08, 2008 August 8, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 7:04 AM

Boo to plastic beads! Let me explain what that means. A friend last night told me about an issue with the plastic (polyethylene) beads found in exfoliating bath and face washes like Dove and Olay make. These beads are washed down our drains and into our water systems. The beads are then mistaken for food and eaten by fish and wildlife. They do not biodegrade like most other plastic, plus they’re small enough to pass through filtration systems.

So, please, when you exfoliate do it in a natural way and leave the plastic out.

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