If you follow green beauty blogs or are a supporter of natural/organic products, the chances are you will have already heard about the dangers associated with microbeads. Manufacturers use them in exfoliating products because they are less abrasive (and no doubt a lot cheaper) than natural, biodegradable alternatives. But these tiny plastic balls are proving environmentally problematic: after being washed down our drains, they slip through waste-treatment systems unhindered and wend their merry way directly into our seas and lakes…  Read More


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