Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/-Microbeads-Toothpaste-Man--Engagement-Action-in-Seoul-27MZIFJJIT9NB.htmlConceptually similar'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EFCompleted★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EGCompleted★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1E7Completed★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EDCompleted★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EICompleted★★★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EECompleted★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1E9Completed★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EBCompleted★★★★'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulGP0STQ1EHCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STQ1EA'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulA passer-by poses for a photo with a Greenpeace activist wearing a “microbeads-filled” toothpaste costume during an action to raise awareness on hazardous microbeads widely used in cosmetic and personal care products. Microbeads are tiny plastic particles found in products from toothpaste to body cleansers. Too small to be filtered by most water treatment systems, the particles end up in rivers, oceans and the food chain, harming marine life and polluting the entire ecosystem.Locations:East Asia-Republic of Korea-SeoulDate:4 Aug, 2016Credit:© Jung Park / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4256px X 2832pxKeywords:Day-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Microbeads-Microplastics-Oceans (campaign title)-People-Plastics-Public engagement-Street theatre actions-Streets-Theatrical costumes-Three peopleShoot:'Microbeads Toothpaste Man’ Engagement Action in SeoulIn a street-theatre action a Greenpeace activist wearing a “microbeads-filled” toothpaste costume, wanders around in Seoul, while Oceans campaigners Jiewoo KIM and Grace PARK together with direct dialogue activists encourage passers-by to sign a petition calling for a ban on microbeads. Microbeads are non-biodegradable microplastics. Their tiny size makes it impossible to be filtered out by the sewage system. Microbeads can be found in cosmetics and personal care products such as toothpaste, body wash and facial scrub. Once discharged to the oceans, microbeads can be ingested by small marine animals mistaking them for food. Korea ranks very high for cosmetic use. However, the Korean government has not shown the initiative in regulating the wide use of microbeads. The most certain and effective way to stop the microbeads and microplastic pollution is to ban them in the manufacture of all personal care products.