Your Skin Cleanser Could Be Killing The Environment By Michael McIntee | February 9, 2015 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Environment Subscribe to Environment Follow this author Senate Media 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 Video above: Sen. John Marty talks about his bill and the need for banning microbeads and microplastics. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.