Ban on microbeads in soap heads to full House


The House will consider a bipartisan bill banning plastic microbeads in cosmetics after it passed out of committee with unanimous support Wednesday.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent the Microbead Free Waters Act of 2015 to the floor of the House in a vote Wednesday morning. The bill would ban the tiny plastic beads put into soap, body wash and face creams, among other cosmetic substances.

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