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Micro-beads of Plastic in Great Lakes and a New Film On The Expedition

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We’re very pleased with the results of our Great Lakes Expedition this past July. Preliminary data is disturbing, one sample had over 600 mirco-beads of plastic in it, which is the kind that facial cleansers employ as an exfoliant. These bead wash straight down your drain after washing your face, and directly into your watershed– no sewage treatment system can capture them.┬áThis will be the subject of a campaign 5 Gyres is working on for 2013. But in the meantime, please check out our film from the expedition that we’ve just finished:

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