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Microbeads

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  MissQT
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Just saw this ons tuff saying that new wold, pak n save and four square stores won't be selling any products with microbeads. I think this is awesome! I threw out all my exfoliators and scrubs with microbeads in it a couple of months ago. Here's the article.
  siouxsannah
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Yeah, I heard that on the radio. I think it is great news. Lovely that large companies like that are being eco-conscious.
  MareeB
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Nice one! it gives me faith that big companies want to do the right thing :)
  itsclearascrystal
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I think our supermarkets are actually leading the way for businesses environmentally. This is great to hear, so was the plastic recycling they started to offer a few months ago (not sure if that's throughout NZ yet).
  Charmmy-Kitty
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I saw on Facebook that New world's going to run this promo thing where if you bring in a product like a facewash or something that contains microbeads, they'll give you a free facewash. Think it was by essano or something. I think it's super awesome of them to do that, and I recall having this microbead scrub somewhere in my cupboard so perfect opportunity to get rid of it!
  Julieal
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I think our supermarket have upped the anti in so many ways with social consciousness -They are now selling ugly fruit ( would have been rejected for shape etc) and also I know Pak n save in Tauranga  is giving short dated food to the food banks  -Really awesome stuff.
  Macs
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I saw it on facebook too. It's a good idea
  SandyGedge
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It's great to see positive changes
  MissQT
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yeah just saw that on fb too charmy kitty. Too bad I already chucked mine out!
  kim_rose
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This is such a great thing, just imagine if they did this with all products that have been proved to be bad!
  trudijoy
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i like that the stores are taking responsibility for this. I'm too busy and honestly don't care enough to look into alllllll the things we're 'not supposed to' support. If the stores are taking that need to read and research away from me I'm all for it.
  Amyxxoo
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That's really awesome to see! I saw an article on Facebook about it but didn't get around to reading it. I hope everyone gets on board and stops selling the products with Microbeads in them too
  ragingfrog
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The removal of microbeads can't come soon enough. There were a few products that I had wanted to try but with the beads I just refused to buy them. Voting with the dollar.
  sarahellaoverton
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That's so great of the supermarkets to do that!  Would be awesome if we can prevent microbead products entering NZ at all!
  Julieal
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We can all help by not buying products with micro beads and not point using if they are not being sold.
  Ngahew
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Microbeads in products was one of the biggest cons! They never did didlysquat and polite our oceans. Such a great move to have them removed from supermarkets, I only hope everyone follows suit. But yes, we vote with our dollar so stop purchasing
  Ngahew
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That was meant to be *pollute*... :)
  Lisa-Lou
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This is really fantastic. About time!
  JessB
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Really love to see this! Here in NZ we have a "clean & green" image that we should be working hard to keep.  This is a step in the right direction for sure. 
  Beauty88
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Nice one!

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