Stand up for Oceans! Sign the petition below to ban toxic microbeads

We cannot be the generation that puts cosmetics before our ocean's inhabitants. I pledge that I will not buy products with microbeads and I support legislation to end its use.


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What are Microbeads? Watch Below


Found microbeads in your home?

Send your microbead product to us and we will use them for educational kits. Be sure to include your name and email address so we can thank you. 

Remember to look for polyethylene and polypropylene-
if it doesn't list either of these in the ingredients, then you're microbead-free!

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Post a selfie that shows your commitment to keep microbeads out of our waterways. Use your natural face scrub or make a sign!  Post to Instagram or Twitter with #BanTheBead and tag your Congressional Representative. 



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