Connecticut Bans Plastic Microbeads from Personal Care, Cosmetics

Companies will have three years to phase out the use of plastic microbeads from their cosmetic products in Connecticut following a state ban (HB 5286) on microbeads passed by the General Assembly.

State Representative Terry Backer (D-Stratford) played a main role in both chambers of the General Assembly passing the ban on plastic microbeads used in personal care products like soaps, cleansers and toothpaste. The ban would not affect prescription drug medicines.

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