What's in your bathroom?

The hidden plastics in your cosmetics & personal care products

Each year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean. Did you know that personal care products are a major source of microplastics? They get washed away into the oceans through our bathrooms.

Click on the different, shareable icons in the bathroom image below to learn about the plastic pollution issue & sustainable, ocean-friendly alternatives. Small changes to your habits can have a big impact for #CleanSeas!

Join the challenge! Post a photo or video with the sustainable switches you have already made or plan to make, and use the #CleanSeas hashtag. And be sure to tag @UNEP in your post.

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What's in your bathroom?

Many people are not aware of just how much plastic is hidden in their beauty and personal care routine. Take a look at your bathroom.
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Common plastic ingredients include: polyethylene (PE), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polypropylene (PP). For a longer list, visit www.beatthemicrobead.org