Pharmacy students part of team to develop environmentally friendly soy-based alternative to plastic exfoliating beads in soap

SoyFoliate team

September 13, 2016 - Four Purdue students have created an alternative to the plastic microbeads found in nearly all exfoliating soaps by using soy-based components. Soy-based beads are safe for the environment, unlike the plastic beads that can damage the environment and harm animals.

Samuel Lewis, Steve Ferris, and Alison Switzer, all third-year students in Purdue's Doctor of Pharmacy program, and Ryan Pendergast, a junior in Purdue's School of Mechanical Engineering, have developed SoyFoliate, an exfoliating soap that uses soy beads instead of plastic microbeads. Continuing reading here

PHOTO CAPTION:  The Purdue University SoyFoliate team receives the winning prize of $20,000 at the Indiana Soybean Alliance Student Soybean Innovation Competition. The team developed a soy-based alternative to plastic microbeads found in exfoliating soaps. Pictured from left are Purdue faculty adviser Steven Scott; Purdue students Samuel Lewis, Alison Switzer, Steve Ferris and Ryan Pendergast; and faculty adviser Rodolfo Pinal. (Photo/SoyFoliate) 

The College first shared news about the team in March 2016. You can read that article here

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