Monday, May 11, 2015

Eco-Challenge Part 9: Rinsing Plastic Down the Drain

Do you wash your face with plastic?

Although some companies are phasing them out, and New Jersey has banned them, there are still plastic microbeads in many beauty products. They make a cheap and effective exfoliant. However, when you rinse them off and they go down the drain, the end up in the ocean. These beads are too small to be filtered out.

There are options.

Microbeads are not the only effective exfoliant. there are natural ones that are safer for you and the environment.

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic sells products without plastic ingredients. Other companies do, too. I happen to  be hosting an online Ava Anderson Party right now, so if you are interested and you know me in person send me a Facebook message or an email.

Otherwise, just look for "microbeads" or "polyethylene" in the ingredients list of your products and, if you find them there, consider switching.

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