US banning microbeads

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美國立法禁止一系列含塑膠微粒的產品,當中包括日常用品如牙膏、潔面乳、沐浴露等。這些塑膠微粒因未能被過濾而大量排出大海,危害整個海洋生態。雖然美國每年的塑膠垃圾量遠遠低於其他國家,但單單紐約州每年就制造19噸的塑膠微粒垃圾。

the US government approved a bill on banning products that contain microbeads, which includes many daily products like toothpastes, facial soaps, bodywahses,etc. these microbeads are too tiny theta they couldn’t be filtered before they wash out to the ocean and highly damaging our ocean and wildlife. US is not one of the top countries that produce the most ocean plastic waste, but new york state alone is producing 19tons of microbeads that ends up in our ocean each year!

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-01-06/ban-on-microbeads-won-t-save-seas-from-plastics

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-obama-banned-microbead-soap-2015-12



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