Bill would ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/23 11:59 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly has passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics.

Manufacturers already are phasing out the ingredients, which are considered harmful to the environment in part because they are not biodegradable.

AB1699 passed Friday on a 45-10 vote.

Democratic Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica says his bill responds to the tiny exfoliating beads making their way past filters and treatment plants. They end up in waterways, where they are swallowed by fish.

The bill heads to the Senate, where Bloom says he will push for amendments to win manufacturer support. He already pushed back the timeline of the phase-out to 2019.

Similar bills are moving through the legislatures in Illinois and New York.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.