Illinois Bans Plastic Microbeads In Personal-Care, OTC Drug Products
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Personal-care manufacturers have until the end of 2017 to stop manufacturing products containing synthetic plastic microbeads in Illinois, and until the end of 2018 to discontinue the sale of such products. Signed into law June 8, SB 2727 aims to reduce plastic pollution in area waterways and is the first bill of its type to pass in the U.S., with similar legislation under consideration in California, New York and other states.
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