• INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST MICROPLASTIC INGREDIENTS IN COSMETICS - Supported by 96 NGOs from 40 countries and regions. Already 448 brands from 119 different manufacturers promised to remove plastic microbeads from their products.
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Tiny plastic particles are often used in your cosmetics and personal care products as a scrubbing agent, emulsifying agent or just as cheap fillers! Washing your face or brushing your teeth with the cosmetics containing microplastics can harm the ocean, yourself and your children. Beat the Microbead!

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    • Glitters are spreading fast. Nowadays they are found in products such as nail polish, hairspray, shampoo and suntan lotion. Then there are the party-glitters that you put on your face. It all seems harmless and nice, but it is not. Glitters are predominantly made of plastic, …

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    • In October 2018, Cosmetics Business published an article titled “Microplastics: The Plastics Industry’s Verdict”. The article briefly summarizes a speech by Dr Christian Block of PlasticsEurope about the question: “What is the plastic industry itself doing to address the microplastics issue?”. According to the article, Dr Block makes …

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    • In her new article for the October edition of the “no-nonsense” magazine JAN, Karen van Ede writes about the paradox of caring about the environment and jet-setting around the world for her job as a beauty editor. Raised by a biology teacher father with great respect …

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    • By now, many people know to avoid scrubs and shower gels which include plastic microbeads; either look for a natural alternative or forgo cosmetic products with “scrubbing” functions altogether. Simple enough — but what people don’t realize is that many cosmetic products aside from scrubs, even …

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