Huffpost reports that Procter and Gamble will be phasing out microbeads,

tiny plastic balls used in products like facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes. They scrub away dead skin, similar to using a sponge, and are designed to wash down the drain.

They don’t biodegrade, they’re going to be taken up by fish and other creatures, and they can’t be good. P&G it seems will phase these things out in 2017. What’s the rush?