If you’ve been following the news about microbeads, last Friday marked an historic agreement. The Senate unanimously passed The Microbead Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321); the House had already passed the bill, meaning with President Obama’s signature, the manufacturing of microbeads must cease by July 1, 2017, and the sale of beauty products containing plastic microbeads by July 1, 2018. Great news for all our aquatic friends!
Still unsure about what microbeads are or how they affect our environment, check out our previous news post from September 3rd!