Issue Date: June 16, 2014
Drawing A Bead On Microbeads
Illinois is outlawing the teensy plastic scrubbing beads added to some facial washes and other personal cleansing products.
Gov. Patrick J. Quinn III (D) signed legislation last week that will ban the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. The law applies to plastics that measure less than 5 mm in any direction and are used in products to exfoliate or cleanse. Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly . . .
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