The Beauty and the…Consequences…
June 18 2008 | Rise Above Plastics,
by scott harrison
Those minuscule particles in exfoliating facial soaps are - guess what - plastic, more often than not. Think of them as miniature nurdles. Too small to be mistaken for food by (visible-to-the-naked-eye) fish, but sucked-up inadvertently as by-catch when those ocean-dwellers eat other ocean-dwellers, taking these "microplastics" from your sink right into the food chain. Yum.
Yes, there are soaps that use alternatives like salt, pumice and even ground-up seed pits to give you that same, satisfying grinding effect!
Read the Slate.COM article here.