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The Great Lakes Are Teeming With Tiny, Plastic Fibers, Scientists Say

AP | John Flesher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little...

Microplastics: New Threat to Our Aquatic Ecosystem

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The use of plastics in our daily lives has grown drastically over the last several decades. It is difficult for us to function without using plastics in some form. Think about our annual use of nearly 300 million metric tons.

Ever Really Thought About What's in Your Exfoliator?

Indie Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Indie Lee

When it comes to getting the perfect summer glow, it's no secret that an exfoliator is a key player in the process. But, have you ever looked closely into your bottle and thought about what those tiny little beads of added texture actually are?

In Odd Twist, Industry Agrees To Ban 'Microbeads'

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits ...

Illinois Bans Popular Face Washes

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

Illinois has become the first state in the nation to bid good-bye to the bead. Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Sunday signed a law that bans the sale and ma...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Tiny Plastic Beads Are Invading The Great Lakes. Here's How To Stop Them. | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

Several months ago, scientists warned that tiny microbeads, a common ingredient in facial cleansers, were flowing into the Great Lakes, with no way t...

These Tiny Beads Are Threatening The Great Lakes

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

July 30 (Reuters) - Tiny plastic beads from beauty products are showing up in North America's Great Lakes, and an environmental group is calling upo...