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AB 888:

Removing Ugly Plastics from Beauty Products (2015)

Author: Assemblymember Richard Bloom

Synthetic plastic microbeads are in hundreds of personal care products including toothpaste and body wash, are not biodegradable, and absorb toxins. They are not recovered in traditional wastewater treatment plants and are becoming pervasive in our waterways and ocean. Fish and other marine life consume them; toxins then accumulate up the food chain and pose a health threat to people and wildlife. AB 888 will phase out the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products in favor of the many available biodegradable alternatives.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Senate 24-14
Passed Assembly 64-12
Signed by Governor Brown

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTE:Did not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSED:Absent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.
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