Congress OKs bill banning plastic microbeads in skin care products
Bill would phase out tiny plastic particles that can contaminate the environment and hurt wildlife

Exciting news!

Plastic microbeads used in soaps, body washes and other personal-care products will be phased out starting in 2017 under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president.

The Senate approved the bill Friday following House approval last week. Lawmakers said the bill was needed to protect fish and wildlife that are ingesting the tiny beads after they are rinsed down the drain and discharged into lakes and rivers.

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