Microbead-Free Waters Act
Bill Number: HR-1321
Public Law Number: 114-114
Enacted - Signed by the President
Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.
An act to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the manufacture and introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of rinse-off cosmetics containing intentionally-added plastic microbeads.
What this bill does
The bill bans plastic microbeads in non-prescription "rinse-off cosmetics".
For these products, manufacturing with microbeads was prohibited starting in July, 2017. They are prohibited from interstate commerce starting in July, 2018. For products that are considered over-the-counter drugs, the bans are delayed for a year.