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Prevent Plastic Pollution

Prevent Plastic Pollution

We love exploring the waters of Georgian Bay! People use the Bay to go fishing, sailing, kayaking, swimming and even scuba diving! 

We all want our lakes to be clean for us, animals and plants. But there is a sneaky type of pollution making its way into the water – plastic microbeads!

Plastic microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that people put in cleaning products like hand soap, body wash, and even toothpaste!

Microbeads scrub away dirt, but once their job is finished they get washed down the drain and into lakes. Fish, birds and other animals can become sick by eating these plastic beads.

To help protect wildlife, make sure you’re not using any products with microbeads. When you’re at the store, look at the ingredients on the soaps and toothpaste. Make sure you don’t choose any soaps with an ingredient called polyethylene – that’s plastic!

If you want to get creative, the GBBR has put together some recipes to make your own eco-friendly shampoo, soap and toothpaste! Check it out here! That way you can keep yourself and Georgian Bay squeaky clean!

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