Charlotte Jameson, Michigan LCV’s policy manager, discusses the issue of microplastics in the Great Lakes with State Representative Christine Greig.
Microplastics, or microbeads, are tiny pieces of plastic that are added as exfoliants to many toothpastes and facial scrubs. These plastics are traveling down our drains and into our Great Lakes, where they are causing serious problems for our state’s greatest natural resource.
Earlier this year, Rep. Greig introduced a bill that would require the phasing out of the manufacturing and sale of products containing microbeads or microplastics.
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You can find out more about this important issue and find out what steps you can take in your own day-to-day life at beatthemicrobead.org.