California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic microbeads

May 22, 2015 by  
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California has just voted in favor of what could become the strictest ban in the U.S. on all products that contain plastic microbeads —the tiny gritty flecks found in a wide array of toothpastes and exfoliating body washes. Microbeads are typically smaller than five millimeters in diameter, but are a significant source of water pollution, with one jar of facial cleanser containing up to 300,000 tiny plastic pieces that wash down drains and accumulate in lakes, rivers and oceans. The bill to ban microbeads from California was passed this morning by the state assembly by 58 votes to 11 , and must now pass the senate in order for it to go into effect as law on January 1, 2020. Read the rest of California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic microbeads Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , california microbeads , environmental toxins , microbead ban , microbead body wash , microbead toothpaste , microbeads , Ocean Plastic , plastic waste , water pollution

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