Your Skin Cleanser Could Be Killing The Environment

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Senator John Marty explains his bill for a Minnesota ban personal products such as skin cleansers that have microbeads and microplastics. The beads, which can’t be screened out at water treatment plants make fish toxic. That’s why Illinois recently enacted a ban. A hearing on Minnesota’s proposed ban was held on Tuesday February 10 in the Senate Environment and Energy committee. The bill was approved on a voice vote and sent to it’s next committee.

Marty says the bill has bipartisan support and says a ban in Minnesota will lead to a national ban.

Video above: Sen. John Marty talks about his bill and the need for banning microbeads and microplastics.

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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