Showing posts with label microplastics in cosmetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label microplastics in cosmetics. Show all posts

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Helped by floating robots, UN-backed research ship scours Indian Ocean for plastic waste. An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently float in the world's oceans

 UN, 14 August 2015 – The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and ‘microplastics’ used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

UN environment agency urges ban of microplastics in cosmetics and personal care products

UN, 16 June 2015 – Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of.

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