The purpose of our Microbeads Action Campaign is to educate and empower individuals like you to take action & raise awareness about microbeads and the greater issue of plastic pollution. We want you to feel confident making smart decisions for your body and the environment, and share them with your community.
WHAT ARE WAYS YOU CAN TAKE ACTION
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Microbeads are a great illustration of poor product design that we can do something about.
Thanks to your support, a US ban on microbeads in personal care products will go into effect in 2018.
Until then, microbead-filled products will still be sold in the US.
TAKE ACTION TOWARDS A #BEADFREE COMMUNITY
Taking Action means actively engaging your friends, family, colleagues or coworkers in the topic of plastic pollution, to raise awareness and instigate change around that topic.
The first step is getting them to make a change and stop using microbeads. We think that microbeads are a great way to get consumers to understand how their choices affect plastic pollution in our oceans.
You will be surprised to realize how many people still don’t know about microbeads and plastic pollution. Or if they do, they may feel powerless to do anything about it.
You can change that!
Host a microbeads collection drive in your community.
Tell your friends, family, coworkers, etc. about microbeads. Have them look for polyethylene or polypropylene in their products, and stop using those.
Once collected, the best options are to:
- Remove the contents of the tube (into a trash can, not down the drain)
- Recycle the container
- Make sure not to buy them again!
- Or, find creative ways to use the microbeads (like art projects!)
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Show your support for a microbead-free community by signing the pledge. Take it one step further and get everyone you know to sign too!
What else can i do?
We’ve created an Action Campaign Kit filled with tools and resources to help you to take the following actions:
Host a “Make your own scrub” party
Organize a Microbead-Product collection drive
Educate your Social Media followers
Organize a School or Community Ban
Many of our Action Campaign Leaders have been awarded for taking action with prizes from our amazing sponsors: