Half-hearted phasing out of microbeads in cosmetics

Over the last few years, most cosmetic multinationals have spoken about their use of microbeads. With few exceptions, they have announced that they will reduce these in their care products. However, a report by Greenpeace East Asia shows that the phasing o... Read More

The new Beat the Microbead app is available NOW!

Amsterdam, July 2016 – The updated Beat the Microbead app 3.0 is ready for download for Windows, Android and iOS! It has new features such as the ZERO PLASTIC INSIDE database, which shows the list of brands that are 100% free of microplastics. Curren... Read More

Microbeads: multinationals testify to UK Parliament

Three multinationals, Unilever, l’Oréal and Procter & Gamble, have testified on their use of microplastics in care products to the Environmental Audit Committee of the UK parliament. All three have made public statements in the last few years that they... Read More

Zero plastic inside tops “Rank a Brand” list!

Five cosmetics brands which bear the Plastic Soup Foundation’s Look for the Zero, Zero plastic inside logo, have been nominated the most sustainable brands. Rank a Brand and StoereVrouwen examined the impact of 30 cosmetics brands on health, labor conditio... Read More

Canada: “microbeads are toxic substance”

The government of Canada has officially listed microbeads as a toxic substance. It is the first country in the world to do so. The Canadian Government is able to ban the use of microbeads in care products now that it has been recognized that microbeads in ... Read More

CleanupTogether fights litter

Cleanup Together is a new initiative to tackle the problem of litter. CleanupTogether believes that the mobilization of organisations and volunteers can be done much more effectively. And it believes that one way to do this is through an app that will make... Read More
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