New York City would be scrubbed of all products that contain tiny microbeads — plastic dirt busters found in everything from toothpaste to exfoliators — under a bill being introduced Wednesday in the City Council.
Councilman Daniel Garodnick (D-Manhattan) is proposing the legislation, which would prohibit sales of items that contain the microbeads in stores, as well as online.
That means New Yorkers who use products like Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub or CVS Brilliant White Toothpaste won’t be able to order them online and have them delivered to New York City.
Garodnick said the beads need to be banned because they are “toxic” and polluting the city’s waterways and marine life.
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