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Did you know the hand soap, toothpaste or facial scrub you are using may contain small plastic pellets that are contaminating our water? Many of us are unknowingly rubbing small plastic particles all over our skin and gums when we use personal care products containing microbeads. Added to soaps and other products as exfoliants or for decoration, microbeads are made of the same plastics used in pop bottles and garbage bags. When we wash our face or brush our teeth with microbead containing products, the microbeads are washed down the drain into wastewater treatment facilities. This isn’t a small amount of plastic either. Microbead products have been found to contain up to 360,000 beads in one product alone. Due to their small size, many of these plastics can’t be filtered out during treatment and end up in our water.
Right now, the State House is trying to gut our progress on energy in Minnesota. Over the past decade, we have made great strides in implementing energy technologies and programs that protect our water and creates jobs in the state. Now, energy companies and our opponents in the State House are trying to repeal and weaken the very laws that have made Minnesota a national energy leader.
In 2007, Minnesota passed a law requiring that utilities get at least 25 percent of their electricity from renewable energy by 2025. We are now at 15 percent. Tell your legislators to raise the renewable energy standard.
Did you know the shampoo, cleaner, or laundry detergent you wash down the drain can harm your health and the health of our water?
Find out how these chemicals are making their way from our products into our bodies and water
Learn steps you can take to reduce your exposure and protect your health and our water
The energy we use in Minnesota is directly connected to the quantity and quality of our water. Energy production is the largest consumer of water in the state and the old ways of generating power which rely on burning fossil fuels or nuclear fission harm our health and our environment.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are not just a nuisance when they reach Minnesota’s water but are a significant economic, safety and water quality threat. The most effective and feasible approach is to prevent their introduction. Clean Water Action is working on multiple fronts to prevent the next invaders from reaching our waters. Learn what you can do to help.