Machine washing of plastic clothes is a big contributor to the plastic soup. The Plastic Soup Foundation and G-Star RAW are calling on other fashion companies, washing machine manufacturers and the textile industry to support the international Ocean Clean Wash.
Green Beaver is the first Canadian cosmetics brand that confirms to be completely free of microbeads. UpGyres awarded Green Beaver with the Zero Plastic logo of the international Beat the Microbead campaign. Brands that are completely free of microplastics can carry the Zero Plastic Inside logo.
A Senate committee will call for an immediate ban on microbeads and for single-use plastic bags to be off-limits nationwide to try and reduce pollution.