Microbeads are micro-plastic particles found in a wide range of personal care products, including face scrubs, soaps and toothpaste.
Microbeads pose a great threat to the environment. These microbeads, hardly visible to the naked eye, flow straight from the bathroom drain into the sewer system. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to filter out microbeads, and they end up in the ocean. Fish and other cratures absorb or eat these microbeads. When humans eat these fish, it is likely we are also ingesting this micro plastic.
Microbeads are not biodegradable and after entering the marine environment, they cannot be removed.