Microbeads

Microbeads

Microbeads are found in lakes, rivers and oceans. Help us stop this threat!

Microbeads are tiny plastic beads measuring less than 1 mm diameter which are used as exfoliating agent in cosmetic products (scrubs, tooth paste etc.).

The problem is that these particles are too small to be filtered by the water treatment plants and end up in our lakes and rivers. Often made of "polyethylene" and "polypropylene", they absorb chemicals like sponges and accumulate in streams. Moreover, they are mistaken for food by fish, which kills them and affect the entire food chain. Their presence has been documented in the Great Lakes, and they begin to accumulate in our region inhabited rivers.


Help us stop the microbeads by pledging not to buy products containing micro and saying #ByeByeBeads! For information, visit : www.sentinelleoutaouais.ca/ottawa-riverkeeper-lush-microbead-campaign/