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California Legislature Passes Strictest Microbeads Ban Yet

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

With Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, California bill AB 888 will ban plastic microbeads from personal-care products starting in 2020, no matter if they degrade in the environment or not. The most stringent prohibition successfully legislated in the U.S. to date leaves firms with limited options for alternatives, and it may have been a different story had eleventh-hour amendments in the Senate not been rejected.

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