Illinois Bans Microbeads in Face Wash

"Illinois Bans Microbeads in Face Wash"

Illinois is the first state to ban the manufacturing and distribution of soaps and cosmetics with microbeads — the synthetic plastic beads touted as an exfoliant (via NBC Chicago). Lately, environmental experts have taken issue with the beads’ non-biodegradable status, saying they’re polluting the waterways and may have a disruptive effect on the food chain….