PCPC Gets In Front Of Microbead Issue, Supports Illinois Ban
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Illinois could become the first state to ban plastic microbeads, used as exfoliants in cleansing scrubs and other personal-care products. The Personal Care Products Council is voicing its support for the Illinois legislation, which proposes a less aggressive timeline for phasing out the technology than other anti-microbead bills that have cropped up in recent months around the U.S.
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