Tag Archives: microplastics

Bust the Bead- Banning Microplastics in Beauty Products

February 27th, 2015

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Microplastics are tiny plastic beads that can be found in many beauty and health products including toothpaste, hand soap, body wash, and facial scrubs. These plastics are commonly referred to as micro beads and are often used as abrasives and exfoliants. All products with the ingredients […]

My Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre Part II: Data collection and sailing at a 45 degree tilt

December 6th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In this second piece of my experience sailing the ocean blue, I describe the research methods we used to document levels of plastic marine pollution across the subtropical and subpolar gyres in the North Atlantic during my 2014 voyage with 5Gyres Institute.  Last spring I was […]