Empire State Counties May Not Enforce Microbead Bans, But Did Anyone Tell Retailers?
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Fear of costly legal challenges may dissuade New York counties from enforcing bans on plastic microbead-containing cosmetics that differ from federal law enacted in late 2015, but as long as their laws remain on the books manufacturers may still encounter resistance to such products from local retailers. Erie County's legislature could address preemption and the basis for voiding Local Law No. 3 at its February 18 meeting.