Did you know that in the past decade, more and more personal care products have been sold in The United States and around the world that contain micro-plastic particle abrasives used as an exfoliant? This is perhaps the most offensive form of plastic pollution because this plastic is actually designed to be washed down the drain.
Micro-plastic particles are found in all oceanic gyres, bays, gulfs and seas worldwide. Micro-plastics are pervasive in the environment. They absorb persistent organic pollutants and are consumed by a variety of marine life including the fish we harvest for food.
Natural alternatives such as apricot shells, cocoa beans and sea salt can be used as sustainable alternatives to plastic.