Microbeads are tiny little beads found in soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, and almost any other body cleaning item. They only serve one purpose - to make the texture of the product better. And they may seem harmless, except that since they are used in almost every bathroom product, they pile up. They end up in streams, lake, rivers, and oceans. They are tiny, so fish can eat them, but the tiny beads are actually very poisonous. If those fish are caught and eaten by humans, then the humans are also at risk to plastic poisoning.
I wish that everybody was aware that the amount of paper that they use affects the earth, and that the type of soap they use on their body could poison dozens of fish. But the truth is that not a lot of people know, so it’s up to us to spread the word. We have to be the ones to step up and recycle all of our paper, and be extra careful about leaving the lights on. We, the eighth grade class of The Philadelphia School, who aren’t even old enough get junk mail from banks asking from donations or magazines from Macy’s telling us to buy all these clothes, are going to be the ones to show the world that it’s time to turn it around and start being green again. If we can do it, you can too.