California Senate Passes Nation’s Strictest Ban on Microbeads

EcoWatch: The California State Senate passed AB 888 on Friday, banning personal care products containing plastic microbeads. The bill`s amendments need to be approved by the State Assembly and, if passed, it will head to Gov. Brown`s desk. If the bill is approved and signed by the governor, as expected, it would become the nation`s most stringent microbeads ban yet--preventing 38 tons of plastic pollution from entering California`s waterways every year, according to 5 Gyres Institute. The bill "prohibits,......

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