New York Sets Precedent With Nation’s First Microbead Ban Proposal

EcoWatch: New York`s attorney general this week proposed what could become the nation`s first-ever ban on microbeads--the small plastic particles found in beauty and cosmetic products. Eric T. Schneiderman introduced the Microbead-Free Waters Act to prohibit the sale of items that contain microbeads in an attempt to prevent an emerging threat to the Great Lakes. According to Schneiderman, the plastic beads have been found in "alarmingly high levels" in New York`s portion of Lake Erie. Companies add microbeads......

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