Bill Would Ban Nationwide Use of Microbeads In Personal Care Products By 2018

Bill Would Ban Nationwide Use of Microbeads In Personal Care Products By 2018

By now you probably know that those tiny microbeads in your facewash do more than just clean your face – they have a sneaky way of entering our waterways and turning up inside the stomach of our seafood. While a few states have acted to end the use of microbeads in health and beauty products, little has been done on a national level, until now. [More]

Researchers Estimate 19 Tons Of Microbeads Washed Down The Drain In New York Each Year

Researchers Estimate 19 Tons Of Microbeads Washed Down The Drain In New York Each Year

You wouldn’t dream of eating the tiny beads found in your face wash, right? Well, even if that’s the case, if you like seafood there’s a possibility you’ll be digesting that microbead at some point. [More]

L’Oréal Says It Will Phase Out The Use Of Plastic Microbeads In Its Beauty Products

L’Oréal Says It Will Phase Out The Use Of Plastic Microbeads In Its Beauty Products

Earlier this week New York State Attorney General Eric. T Schneiderman and other lawmakers proposed a ban on plastic microbeads in personal hygiene products, saying the beads can end up polluting our waterways, and urged companies to join the fight. L’Oréal says it’s been keeping an eye on the research as well, and will now start to phase out the plastic beads in its products. [More]

Microbeads In Beauty Products Make Your Skin Oh-So-Soft, But Do They Harm The Environment?

Microbeads In Beauty Products Make Your Skin Oh-So-Soft, But Do They Harm The Environment?

Scrubbing down with your favorite exfoliating bodywash might never been the same again if you live in New York: Lawmakers there are pushing legislation that would ban the tiny plastic beads from personal hygiene products, saying the wee little things are ending up in our waterways. [More]