BAN ON MICROBEAD SOAPS

President Obama signs into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.

Why sign a bill that worries about plastic so small it can be invisile to the naked eye, According to an estimate from the United Nations Environment Program, a typical exfoliating gel could contains as much plastic in microbeads as in its holding container.

The beads are so small current water treatment filtering screens cannot eliminate product from discharge and the beads ultimately find themselves in the regions waterways where aquatic life see it as a food source.

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