Microbead ban headed for Obama’s signature -USA

Posted on December 21, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

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A bill to completely ban the manufacture or sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads by 2019 is headed to the president’s desk after approval from the U.S. House.

The bill would apply to any non-prescription, rinse-off cosmetic product, from toothpaste to exfoliators, banning manufacture of products containing the polypropylene pieces starting July 1, 2017, and the sale of products containing microbeads, imported or domestic, as of July 1, 2019. It also would define “microbead” as “any solid plastic particle that is less than 5 millimeters in size.”

Finally!   This should pass the senate easily as these microbeads are so dangerous.