The strictest ban in the World on products that contain microplastics has passed the California Assembly on May 22 by 58 to 11 votes. Thusfar four states (Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and Colorado) adopted legislation to restrict the use of microbeads. But these laws do not ban biodegradable particles.
The Beat the Microbead campaign is now supported by 69 NGOs in 33 different countries around the world. Since the start in the summer of 2012, the campaign as well as the app has raised awareness. A growing number of people take action against microbeadsAs a direct result initiatives to legally ban microbeads has been taken in several countries. You can check out the list of partners here.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation Thursday to phase out the use of small plastic particles known as microbeads by June 2018.