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Albany County considers banning microbeads

Sep 16, 2015 12:04 am
WNYT reports that County Legislator Bryan Clenahan announced legislation for Albany County Sept. 14 that would ban microbeads from cosmetic products. Erie County, Suffolk, and Westchester counties have also banned the tiny scrubbing agents after a state ban failed last year. The tiny plastic particles come from shampoos and toothpastes, and are too fine for wastewater treatment plants and, thus, flow into the Hudson River and other waterways. They also absorb PCBs and are eaten by fish. Read the full story in WNYT.