Our friends at The Story of Stuff have released another brilliant short video about a topic that really matters. This time they are sharing the story of microbeads, tiny plastic beads that add texture to our toothpaste and exfoliants and end up in our waterways and back up the food chain. This is a very important issue that has been discussed in the media for a long time. Six states are moving forward with legislation to ban microbeads after this New York Times piece last February. Many companies have also vowed to phase them out of their products. The New York Times wrote about microbeads again five days ago, and the fight is not over yet.
Watch and share these 2 minutes to learn how to prevent more plastic microbeads from entering our water systems and ending up in our bodies: