great lakes pollution
The plastic pellets -- which are not biodegradable -- are so small they slip through sewer and water treatment filters and
For those looking to avoid microbeads, the press release from the attorney general's office notes that products that contain
Halyna Breslawec, who has a doctorate in medicinal chemistry and is chief scientist for the Personal Care Product Council
Tiny plastic beads from beauty products are showing up in North America's Great Lakes, and an environmental group is calling upon companies to stop using the plastic particles.
The lifespan of microplastics is unknown so it can take years for it to completely leave the ocean or lake, if it ever does
Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it's not the work of a Christo-like landscape