“California lawmakers approved a ban on plastic microbeads in personal care products. Scientists have long known that microbeads are a major source of water pollution, an ideology that was confirmed in a recently-published study in Environmental Science & Technology.
The study, led by researchers at Oregon State University, suggests that 8 trillion microbeads are entering U.S. waterways daily, enough to fill 300 tennis courts.
And it isn’t just microbeads: Plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of trash are making their way into the world’s oceans. (…)” (theweathernetwork.com, 22/09/15)