Gov. Jerry Brown approved measure Thursday that will ban exfoliating microbeads in personal care products.
The measure by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) will prohibit the sale of soaps, facial and body scrubs, toothpaste and other products with plastic microbeads as of Jan. 1, 2020.
Environmentalists advocated for the ban, saying the tiny plastic particles can get through typical water treatment plants and end up polluting waterways.
The measure was changed in the...
Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his proposed tax initiative during his appearance at the 87th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast.