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Scrubbing Out Sea Life: OLAY Exfoliating Beads Are Plastic.


Environment  (tags: oceans, OLAY, nature, pollution, environment, exfoliating, plastic beads )

Patti
- 4017 days ago - slate.com
Exfoliating plastic beads feel good--unless you live in the ocean.



   

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Hans L (958)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 7:17 am
Dear Patti!
Thank you for this interesting story! I think that this problem is even bigger than the climate change problem! Climate change will effect many millions of people but a large number of people will benefit from climate change! I mean a realy large number of people! I cannot see how anyone will benefit from this!
Cleaning up the oceans will not happen because who should pay for that? The tourists on the cruise ships, the people who buy plastic? Everybody ?
I would like to see some worldwide taxes.. for pollution! Air, Water, Arctic and antarctic regions! SO far these regions have been safe! But with these oil prices suddenly we will see research of a different kind like the japanese show us for commercial whaling....
 

Karen B (289)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 7:37 am
I have not bought any product made by P&G or their companies for a long time. If only people would stand up en masse and not buy the stuff that pollutes our air, oceans, land, etc. we could hurt their pocketbooks and make them change. Thanks for the story Patti.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 7:48 am

Thanks, Patti!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 8:04 am
thank you, Patti
noted
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 8:06 am
I have never liked Olay products but did not realize that this product was actually plastic! I agree Karen, people need to get their consciences in gear and stand up en masse to P & G along with all companies that are knowingly and deliberatly destroying the earth. Excellent points and solutions, Hans.

Noted with thanks Patti
 

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 8:08 am
I don't buy P&G products anymore, thank goodness. Thanks Patti.
 

Elena P (549)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 8:12 am
I don't buy their products either - make my own scrubs. Thanks for the story Patti.
 

Summer Daze (162)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 8:55 am
Very interesting story. I don't use these products. But I had no idea! Thanks for getting the word out. Noted with pleasure.
 

Marisa S (130)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 9:44 am

Noted Patti, thanks for the info. Although I do not buy Procter & Gamble products, mainly because of their horribly cruel animal experimentation, I didnīt know about this. It just adds to their catalogue of cruelty and lack of care for anything or anybody, whether animals, humans, or the Earth itself. What a dreadful company.

I also make my own scrubs with natural ingredients Elena, theyīre so much better for you and for the environment and animals! Thereīs a really good saying, I think itīs an ayurvedic one, that says something along the lines of: if your cosmetics are not good enough to eat, theyīre not good enough for your skin. Very wise, very true.
 

Patti R (211)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 9:53 am
Thank you everyonw for noting and notes! I could not agree more with the saying about cosmetics Marisa...agreed wise and true.
 

Hanna U (53)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 9:59 am
Hey, look at what the label says, it's not all that great for people either!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 1:56 pm
Thank you Patti!
Great story! Dont eat that stuff..unless you are a whale than you are used to this!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 2:01 pm
thanks for this story ...I never knew this...I will never buy it..noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 2:37 pm
Thank you Patti. Noted
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 3:35 pm
Geat stuff! I try to not buy or use ANYTHING plastic, its almost an impossible undertaking these days. So many toxins in eveything these days, i guess birth control did not work so they are thinning the population with all these new,great TOXIC(poison)products and processed"food",i guess its our Gov'ts silent final solution" to the overpopulation "problem". Wake up EVERYONE!! Spread the word b4 too many die the expensive death that is intended by many a Gov'ts. thx Patti
 

Louise L (48)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 4:51 pm
Very informative, thanks, Patti. Guess we are obligated to read every label with a magnifying glass to make sure it doesn't destroy us or the earth! Just waiting now for a petition to P&G.....or do they not listen to the buying public?
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 5:35 pm
very interesting they should be held accountable for it
 

Erika S (23)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 5:47 pm
Please don't contribute to these companies by buying their hazardous products.

Instead buy organic or bio-degradable products for the body, I use organic products myself, they are healthier and don't cause environmental harm.

Save the Earth!


 

Tatiana Kostanian (96)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 6:20 pm
Everywhere I turn I see destruct somehow of the climate, the oceans, the topography, the rivers, and sadly to helpless citizens and children. To live this long and see peoples and nations actively involved in disabling lives as well as our planet is truly a crime in every conceiveable way.
Let's hope that Care2 helps to make not only awareness but allows peoples to change their manner of habits and living styles, etc.

I just want to say all of you are awesome and memorable peoples. Keep fighting the good fight and don't let up for one second in time.
 

LL A (33)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 6:29 am
Noted and I already boycott P&G!!!!
 

Pam F (221)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 7:20 am
Louise - if you go to the Petitions main page and do a search for Procter & Gamble you will find several petitions.

To inform yourself just how many products they make (you'll be amazed!) and to pledge to boycott -

http://www.boycottpandg.co.uk/addpledge1.asp
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 8:24 am
NOTED! THANK YOU PATTI FOR SHARING! VERY GOOD TO KNOW!
 

Karen M (176)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 9:38 am
Noted, thank you for posting this.
 

Elizabeth H (163)
Thursday June 19, 2008, 4:38 pm
thanks Patti Ole to Olay
 

(4)
Friday June 20, 2008, 4:36 am
Noted. Oil of Olay is animal tested, which I didn't know till I came here to care2. Well done Patti.
 
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