Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic found in face scrubs, toothpastes and abrasive cleaners among other common household products. Because they are so small they cannot be filtered out of the water at treatment plants which means they end up polluting our oceans and has even been found in the stomachs of fish and marine creatures - plus, since they don't degrade easily they will stay there for hundreds of thousands of years. Marine plastic has a terrible effect on sea life and we should do everything we can to ensure plastic stops ending up in our oceans.
To help you, we offer a wide range of products that are free from microbeads and instead using natural ingredients to do the job. Green People and PHB Ethical Beauty are examples of our brands who are proud to be Microbead Free. The UK government has recently banned Microbeads which is due to come into effect in late 2017, with a look to phasing them out completely by 2020.