Welcome!

News Feed Item

Desert Whale Jojoba Company Features Natural Alternative to Polyethylene Beads in Cosmetics to Help Reduce Plastic Soup in World's Oceans

Scrubeads™ an Environmentally Friendly Replacement That May Help Save Sea Life

TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desert Whale Jojoba Company presents Jojoba Scrubeads™, a sustainable and biodegradable response to Polyethylene (PE) Beads used in beauty products. This product addresses the growing concern over mounting data showing PE beads may have damaging effects on the environment. The creation of Jojoba Scrubeads comes in response to the call to action from The North Sea Foundation and The Plastic Soup Foundation for cosmetic companies to use natural replacements for PE Beads. These beads have been connected to Plastic Soup, vast soupy patches of micro-particles swirling around the world's oceans that are harming sea life.  

The Problem
Polyethylene Beads, or microbeads, are an ingredient in countless personal care products worldwide. The tiny, colorful beads, found in a variety of scrubs and washes, are often believed to be harmless; however, wastewater treatment plants are not designed to filter them out when they flow from the bathroom drain into the sewer system. Polyethylene Beads are not biodegradable and once they enter the marine environment, they are impossible to remove.

As a result, Polyethylene Beads are contributing to Plastic Soup such as the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Fish and other sea life absorb or eat PE Beads, which are passed along the marine food chain.

The Solution
Many product manufacturers are supporting the campaign against the use of Polyethylene Beads in cosmetics and personal care products by searching for alternative, natural replacement ingredients. Desert Whale Jojoba Company offers Jojoba Scrubeads, a natural, affordable alternative to PE Beads, created from a combination of castor oil and jojoba wax; jojoba is an oil extracted from the seeds of a desert shrub. Key benefits of Jojoba Scrubeads include:

  • Natural polyethylene replacement
  • Softens and smoothen skin's surface
  • Accelerates skin's natural renewal process
  • Purifies and renews skin's texture
  • Refines and polishes skin's appearance
  • Gentle enough for daily use
  • Available in a variety of colors and sizes

"Exfoliation is a routine part of the skin cleansing regimen; exfoliants increase the effectiveness of a cleanser, helping to remove dead skin cells and dirt particles while enhancing skin's glow," said Soraya Rohde, Founder of Desert Whale Jojoba Company. "Unfortunately, many products that well-meaning consumers use contain PE Beads. As awareness about this issue continues to grow, so does the demand for naturally-sourced ingredients that provide similar exfoliating effects. That's why we've introduced Jojoba Scrubeads."

Consumers can help by making sure the ingredient lists for products they purchase do not include polyethylene. An updated list of U.S. products that do contain PE Beads can be found here.

About Desert Whale Jojoba Company
In the 1970s, environmental groups touted jojoba oil as a substitute for sperm whale oil. In 1978, Desert Whale Jojoba (DWJ) Company was founded to meet the growing demand for jojoba oil as an offshoot from the three founders' involvement with an environmental group, ESP. In 1986 Desert Whale purchased multiple farms in Hyder Valley, Arizona and became the largest US grower and producer of jojoba oil. Over time, Desert Whale began to develop derivatives from the jojoba oil to meet other needs within the personal care market. Vantage Specialty Chemicals announced its purchase of Desert Whale Jojoba Company in 2012 under the Lipo Chemicals personal care brand. Focusing on jojoba derivatives and especially jojoba exfoliants, together Desert Whale Jojoba Company and Lipo Chemicals are now coming full circle and working to save the very oceans these whales inhabit. Jojoba Oil saved the whales, and now is working to save the sea.

SOURCE Desert Whale Jojoba Company

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive ad...
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these idea...
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of C...
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The idea behind this session is my blog post - 5 Logstash Alternatives - which is unfortunately too short to do the presented log shippers justice. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Radu Gheorghe, Software Engineer at Sematext Group, will talk more about the things that matter: kinds of buffers, protocols, ways of parsing, correlating and de-duplicating messages, as well as supported inputs and outputs. And of course performance. All this should let you know which log shipper...
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...