Our oceans are under threat as never before. The first ever UN Oceans Conference just gave us our gravest warning yet.
One of the major problems they're facing is microbeads -- tiny plastic particles in peels, shower gel and makeup that pollute the water and threaten marine wildlife.
These dangerous particles can easily be replaced by natural, safer alternatives -- so why does major drugstore dm still produce and sell products that contain microbeads and put our oceans in jeopardy?
This goes against the environmentally conscious image the corporation likes to project -- and that’s exactly where we can target dm. Let's kick up a storm and let the company know what we expect from it!
Just one bottle of face wash contains hundreds of thousands of microbeads. They make their way through the sewers and into our oceans -- where they’re mistaken for food particles by fish, the same fish we then eat.
New research has shown microbeads may be even more dangerous than we first thought. Scientists discovered pollutants that accumulate on the surface of microbeads are absorbed and ingested by fish -- meaning toxic material attached to the microbeads could end up on our dinner plates.
We can't let the cosmetics industry pump trillions of plastic particles that NEVER decompose in our oceans.
Let's put a stop to it!
SumOfUs members have always worked to ensure that companies operate using sustainable business models, and take responsibility for people and the environment.
Together with our partners, we forced fast-food giant McDonald's to switch to responsible palm oil production by 2020: a major victory in the fight to protect the rainforest!
Now let’s come together to help protect our oceans and its wildlife -- before it’s too late.