According to Save the Bay, 417 million plastic micro-beads enter San Francisco Bay every year. This flow of non-biodegradable plastic is unnecessary and threatens the integrity not only of our marine ecosystems but also of our own personal health, as these beads can find their way into the food web, eventually reaching fish that we consume.
Ask your legislator to VOTE YES ON AB 888 to ban plastic microbeads by clicking here.
Read what the folks at 5 Gyres have to say about the dangers of plastic microbeads here.
Steve Mosko has written an excellent article on the problems with micro-beads, read it here.