Federal Government Announces Plans To Ban Microbeads

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 16:57 PM

Environmental groups are applauding a step forward by the federal government.

The government plans to ban plastic microbeads from personal care products.

The beads are in everything from skin care products, to toothpaste, and are too small to be caught in water treatment systems.

They often enter the food chain when fish confuse them for food.

The government announced their plans after Environment Canada conducted a review of 130 scientific papers.