State Attorney General Proposes Microbead-Free Waters Act
Could some beauty products have ugly consequences for the environment? State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says yes.
Schneiderman is sending a bill to the legislature called the Microbead-Free Waters Act.
The bill would prohibit the sale of products containing microbeads less than five millimeters in size.
These microbeads are tiny plastic abrasives found in some personal care products. According to Schneiderman, when they are sent down the drain and make their way to bodies of water they act as sponges for toxic chemicals. versions of the bill are currently before the State Senate and Assembly.