AB 1699 (Bloom, 2013-14) Micro-beads
Summary. Bans plastic microbeads from personal care products after 2019.
Position and Status. CAW Supports.
The bill passed through the Senate Committee for Environmental Quality on June 18th and the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 24. This bill is no longer active.
Micro-beads are pervasive in the environment, absorb persistent organic pollutants (long-lasting toxic chemicals like DDT, PAHs, PCBs [flame-retardants]) and other industrial chemicals, and are consumed by a variety of marine life, including the fish we harvest for food.
AB 1699 would prohibit, on or after January 1, 2019, the sale or promotion of personal care products, such as facial scrubs, soaps, and toothpastes containing plastic micro-beads.
CAW Staff Contact.
State Capitol, Room 2179
Sacramento, CA 95814
All One Ocean
Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California
California Association of Sanitation Agencies
Californians Against Waste
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Center for Biological Diversity
City of Los Angeles
Coachella Valley Water District
Heal the Bay
Las Virgenes – Triunfo Joint Powers Authority
Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Natural Resources Defense Council
Ocean Voyage Institute/Project Kaisei
Plastic Free Seas
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Soup Foundation
San Luis Obispo Waterkeeper
Save Our Shores
Seventh Generation Advisors
Sierra Club California
The Five Gyres Institute
Turtle Island Restoration Network