Obama bans microbeads in cosmetic products to reduce plastic pollution

Jan-13
 

US President Barack Obama has officially banned the use of microbeads in personal cosmetic products that pollute lakes, rivers and oceans. The “Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015′ law was approved by the House of Representatives on December 28th 2015. It prohibits the “manufacture and introduction into interstate commerce of rinse-off cosmetics containing intentionally-added plastic microbeads.” In October of 2015, California had followed six other states in banning the microbeads. 

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