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H.R. 1321 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 4, 2015 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 is a United States law that prohibits the addition of plastic microbeads in the manufacturing of certain personal care products, such as toothpaste. The purpose of the law is to reduce water pollution caused by these products. Manufacture of the microbead-containing products was prohibited in July 2017, and retail sales are prohibited as of July 2018.

This summary is from Wikipedia.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1321

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Upton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.

2.

Prohibition against sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads

(a)

In general

Section 601 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 361) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(g)

If it contains synthetic plastic microbeads.

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(b)

Applicability

The amendment made by subsection (a) applies beginning on January 1, 2018.