2015 Colorado legislation: HB15-1144 (Prohibit Plastic Microbeads Personal Care Products) moves out of committee

Here’s another article about Colorado’s HB 15-1144 on Micro Plastics Pollution. I think there are several concerns not addressed in this article, including the fact that the exact verbiage as introduced was written by corporations who have a specific agenda on what types of plastics are permitted to be continued to be placed. However, this activist has been bringing topics like this up in Colorado since 2012.

Coyote Gulch

Polypropylene microbeads via CBS Chicago Polypropylene microbeads via CBS Chicago

FromTheDenverChannel.com (Theresa Marchetta, Sandra Barry):

A bill that would ban the production, sale, and promotion of any personal care product containing microbeads moved forward Tuesday at the State Capitol.

State Representative Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield) and State Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) introduced HB15-1144, which would be implemented over several years to take full effect in 2020, with penalties for violations as high as $10,000.

The House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee, which Primavera chairs, voted Tuesday afternoon to approve the bill.

In May 2014, the CALL7 Investigators were first to expose concerns over microbeads in Colorado water. That investigation confirmed the plastic particles — which are found in some toothpastes, face washes, body washes, shampoos, eyeliners, lip glosses and deodorants — had made their way through state filtration systems and into the South Platte River. The CALL7 Investigators sent water samples…

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