California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislationrequiring the phase outof microscopic exfoliating beadsaka microbeads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020.
The tiny plastic beads found in soap, toothpaste and body washes are so small that they are showing up in the bodies of fish and other wildlife after passing through water filtration systems without disintegrating.
“AB888 was carefully crafted to avoid any loopholes that would allow for use of potentially harmful substitutes,” “This legislation ensures that personal care products will be formulated with environmentally-safe alternatives to protect our waterways and oceans.”
Good news but why wait 5 years let's start phasing out NOW!