Illinois has become the first state to ban microbeads, those tiny round balls of plastic found in face cleansers and soaps. When microbeads are washed down the drain, they're missed by filtration systems, ending up in waterways where they become toxic and harm wildlife.
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Echoing what others have said...THESE EFFING THINGS ARE PLASTIC??? I always assumed they were biodegradable. What genius thought this was a good thing to be washing down the drain???