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Industry Weighs In On Federal Microbead Bill At Committee Hearing

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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At a May 1 House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, legislators probed stakeholders for their views on the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, introduced in March. The bill calls for the ban of synthetic plastic microbeads in personal-care products starting Jan. 1, 2018, and industry supports the inclusion of OTC drugs as well, while stressing that industry needs a clear microbead definition and time to adapt.

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