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The US Microbead Ban: Are There Teeth, And Would PHAs Pass Through?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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FDA likely will need to issue guidance to clarify exactly what materials are covered by the ban on plastic microbead use in selected personal-care products – i.e., a definition of “plastic” – and what the consequences of a violation could be. The issue could be of particular relevance to companies exploring gray-area replacement materials such as biodegradable PHA.

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