Photo: Perfecto Insecto. Plastic needs a new slogan, LOLcat-style: Im in ur facewash, hurting teh fishes. Slate, YahooGreen, and now EarthFirst are reporting that the tiny exfoliating beads in many facial scrubs are made of polyethylene, and once the beads get washed down the drain and make their way to the ocean, it's time for Nemo and friends to get ill. (Of course, polyethylene's also a suspected carcinogen, and as a plastic, its production is fossil fuel-intensive.) From Slate: [L]aboratory experiments have shown that a range of bottom-of-the-food-chain critters -- including mussels, barnacles, lugworms, and tiny crustaceans called amphipods -- …
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