Wednesday, 9 September 2015

What's in your personal care products?

Look at the labels the next time you are out shopping for your personal care products. Watch out for ingredients like polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) on it.

Don't be surprised if you see such plastic beads in the body or facial wash that your family have been using. Why are these microbeads in the product? Where do these minute plastics that you rinsed off flow to? Do you think you should continue to buy such product?

Get the answers to all these questions by watching this video from the "Story of Stuff Project" gives you clear .

In USA, the California State Senate has already passed the legislation to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads.  If signed into law, by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, the legislation would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

This means that "selling or offering for promotional purposes in this state a personal care product containing plastic microbeads that are used to exfoliate or cleanse in a rinse-off product" will be prohibited.

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