‘plastic Micro Beads’ To Be Removed From Soap

That’s a great look your holiness! Pope pictured with rosary beads draped over his EAR after pilgrim threw them in St Peter’s Square

Chuckle: Pope Francis laughs when he realises a rosary has been thrown to him as toured the crowds in his Popemobile

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.” Microplastics are plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) long, and they are a major type of marine debris. They are used as scrubbers in hand cleansers and other domestic and industrial cleaning products, according to a 2009 review of the issue led by Richard Thompson, professor of marine science at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.
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Listen up: Pope Francis appears momentarily to be unaware a rosary is hanging from his right ear at the end of mass in St Peter’s Square What this hear: Pope Francis pulls the rosary from his ear which had been thrown by a pilgrim during mass Chuckle: Pope Francis laughs when he realises a rosary has been thrown to him as toured the crowds in his Popemobile That’s mine: A smiling Pope Francis puts the prized rosary in his pocket and finishes off the mass An enthusiastic pilgrim had thrown the rosary beads at Francis, as he circled the crowds in his Popemobile at the end of a mass in Romes St Peters square. Mormon church announces milestone of 15 million members as leader defends opposition to same-sex marriage and women protestors are locked out of meeting The Popes security riding alongside him were seemingly oblivious to the arrival of the unexpected present. Francis looked momentarily startled as he felt something hanging next to his cheek. But when he saw the beads, he chuckled before putting them in his pocket.
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Gail DeLuca/White Fox Beads

There are beads for different types of treatments, conditions and milestones. “One child can have 10 or 12 necklaces representing all the different treatments they’ve had to have,” said Strom. At Guelph General, this could mean a bead for each blood sugar test taken, or returning to school after being diagnosed. Courage Beads, which are given as a symbol of support to kids going through something traumatic, are on display at Strom’s.
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Strom’s Farm backs Beads of Courage program at Guelph General

Gail DeLucas beloved little bead shop, begun in Maryville in 2006 and moved to Knoxville (5111 Homberg Drive) about a year ago, now has an Etsy store for the far-flung customer. The name White Fox came to DeLuca in a dream the night before she took the plunge into small-business ownership, and both the streetfront and Etsy store feature an appealing array of beads, beads, and more beads: Swarovski crystal, vintage glass, seed beads for knitters, and dozens of others lovingly chosen. For the indecisive and under-confident, White Fox provides the kindly service of creating kits that include focal beads and accents for jewelry designed by DeLucaChristmas dangles to earthy pieces like the Lampwork and Fire-Polish Set 9 pictured here. It combines beads from a local lampwork artist (VenusBeads) to complement strands of Czech fire-polished glass beads. DeLuca, who grew up in Chicago, brings a bachelors degree in art and life experience in California, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland to bear on both her designs and collecting forays.
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