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Petition Station.... Instead of Reacting, Take Action: Stop Micro-Plastic Beads from Being Used in P

It's outrageous that companies willingly put plastic beads in personal products we use, knowing they are being washed down the drain and polluting our environment. It is time to tell these corporations NO NO NO MORE use of micro-plastic beads in their products.

In 2012, The 5 Gyres Institute researched The Great Lakes for plastic pollution, finding high numbers of plastic microbeads in samples from Lake Erie. The beads are too small to be filtered out by many municipal wastewater treatment plants, and can wash directly into our fresh water systems. Many treatment plants divert wastewater directly into local rivers during heavy rain, which puts micro-beads directly into the environment.

Microplastic particles are found in all oceanic gyres, bays, gulfs and seas worldwide. Once in the environment, microplastics absorb persistent organic pollutants, and are consumed by a variety of marine life, including the fish we harvest for food.

Support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads in personal care products, cosmetics, food additives (human and agricultural), and all consumer products wherever they are used as additive that can enter our environment.

Sign the Ban the Bead Petition which supports local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads in personal care products, cosmetics, food additives (human and agricultural), and all consumer products wherever they are used as additive that can enter our environment.

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