Plastic microbeads in toothpaste can go down the drain and into the Sound. Groups from around the US, including Citizens Campaign for the Environment in New York and Connecticut, helped raise awareness about new scientific research on the dangers of tiny plastic particles known as microbeads in household products such as toothpaste that end up in our waters. See fact sheet at:


In 2015, a coalition of non-profits working with industry led to a voluntary phaseout of microbeads in many products, and in 2016 Congress passed the Microbead-Free Waters Act to phase out sale of products with microbeads by 2018. Learn more about this effort at: https://www.5gyres.org/microbeads/

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