Call for phase-out of plastic microbeads gains momentum

07/7/2014 | Philly.com (Philadelphia)

The growing concern about plastic marine litter has led several states to consider banning plastic microbeads from personal-care products. Illinois recently passed such legislation, which was supported by the American Chemistry Council. Meanwhile, ACC is evaluating a federal bill that would order the Food and Drug Administration to phase out plastic microbeads by 2018.

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