Topics

Jerry Brown

Products with plastic microbeads to be banned under new California law

Products with plastic microbeads to be banned under new California law

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.

SIGN UP for the free Essential Politics newsletter >>

The measure was changed in the...

Loading
59°