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Be an eco-friendly consumer
Be an eco-friendly consumer

I consider myself a well-informed consumer who considers the environmental consequences of my product choices. I research options in advance and typically read product labels before I buy. However, I was duped recently when I purchased a face wash that claimed to be “all natural.” After opening it, I realized that it contained plastic microbeads — something I have preached against on my soapbox for quite a while. They are terrible for the environment, and, thankfully, many companies are actually in the process of reformulating their products to avoid them. I already know how to determine which products still contain microbeads, but I was rushing, and trusted the...