Tell the federal government to ban microbeads
Microbeads are an increasingly common ingredient in many cosmetic products, but these tiny bits of plastic slip right through our wastewater treatment filters and end up in our water.
The beads are wreaking havoc on our lakes and waterways. The plastic absorbs dangerous chemicals and are often ingested by fish and other wildlife, causing DNA damage and even death. The link between the problem and its cause is clear: the beads in the Great Lakes were tested and are coming from products like body wash, toothpaste, and facial cleansers.
You can help by asking the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to take action to ban microbeads in Canada.