Micro plastics or microbeads are non-biodegradable plastics that are used as exfoliant ingredients in items like toothpaste and soap. These plastics are too small to be filtered and end up in our rivers, lakes and oceans. The toxic plastic is consumed by fish and retained. For more information click here.
Illinois was the first state to ban micobeads and we are working with local legislators to
close the loophole and eliminate micro plastic use in Colorado.
If you want to help COCO take on the microbead problem here in Colorado, then please consider donating to our Ocean Ambassador program, which is focusing on micro plastics in our watersheds and oceans.