The Story of Stuff Project needs to raise $10,000 to make a movie that will blow the cover off the growing microbead pollution problem. Donate today to make our new movie a reality, so we can make this story - and our campaign - go viral until the mess is cleaned up.
Any contribution amount brings us closer to being able to give this problem the attention it deserves. Contributions of $100 or more will be recognized with a producer credit on our website.
There’s a big fight brewing over microbeads, the tiny bits of plastic that companies are putting in everything from body scrubs to toothpaste. These plastic beads escape most water treatment systems, and scientists believe the toxins they absorb along the way may be building up in the bodies of fish, marine mammals, and even humans.
So the Story of Stuff Project and our partners have been fighting for strong legislation in more than a dozen key U.S. states to ban the use of plastic microbeads altogether. In short, we have an incredible opportunity this year to solve this problem.
We believe that our unique storytelling abilities, combined with your passion and willingness to act, make us a force to be reckoned with. And the companies know it, which is why they’re pulling out all the stops to muddy the issue and delay action.