"If you use exfoliating soaps, you might not know those little beads may be made of plastic -- or think about what happens to them when they go down the drain."
"But it's on the minds of marine science researchers, as well as a major company.
Unilever, the company that makes Dove soaps, Vaseline, Pond's skin cream and other personal care products, announced recently it's phasing out the use of 'plastic micro beads as a 'scrub' material' in its personal care products.
By 2015, the phase out should be complete, Unilever said. The company said the 'the issue of plastics particles in the ocean is an important issue.'"