Questions about Microbead Policies

IWF_Logo2“Are Microbeads Really Bad?” Julie Gunlock.question_150
Environmentalists have long been on a tear about microbeads and their campaign to ban them has been successful. Not only has President Obama banned the beads (starting in 2017), Congress is doubling up, introducing their own microbead ban which would also ban use of the plastic abrasives by 2017. Activists that promoted the restrictions on microbeads often say that banning microbeads will clean up the waterways and help marine life. Will it? It’s worth asking those questions, right? Especially before the government puts in place a regulation that will cost industry a significant amount of money in redesign costs. Read more.

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