Common Skin Care Products Contribute to the Plastic Pollution Tragedy in our Oceans.

by frogpondsrock on August 8, 2012

in plastic pollution,real life

Today a friend shared in our Plastic Pollution Australia Group on Facebook, this image of plastic pollution in a sieve.

This is the amount of plastic that came out of half a tube of Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub.

Half a tube.

I am gobsmacked.

Imagine the millions of tubes of this and similar stuff sold all across the world, and then imagine all this plastic washing down the drain and ending up in the ocean.

I think we are in a bit of trouble internet.

If we kill the Ocean we are pretty much buggered as a species.


So because I don’t actually feel like being doomed. I thought I would bring this to your attention.

The solution is pretty simple.

Don’t buy Face/body scrubbers that contain Polyethelene.

Microcrystalline Wax is listed as an ingredient as well, but I am not sure if that is plastic but it sounds dodgy enough.

There is also a petition asking Cosmetic manufacturers to stop contributing to Marine Plastic Pollution.