We are Beating the Beads!
The State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill banning the tiny bits of plastic known as microbeads from personal care products! The bill prohibits personal care products containing microbeads starting in 2018 and disallows selling them starting in 2019.
These tiny pieces of plastic that are used in many soaps, scrubs, and toothpastes for exfoliation cannot be removed from wastewater discharges because they are so small. These microbeads are prolific in Lake Michigan and can be harmful to water quality and fish and other aquatic life. Watch our very own Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn’s interview by WISN12 about this proposed legislation at the link below