Congrats to Erie County for passing strongest microbead ban in the nation. Now is the time for New York State to follow.
From the Buffalo News:
State, federal governments should join Erie County in banning microbeads
“It would be helpful for New York to enact a statewide ban, which could help to preserve the Finger Lakes, the Hudson River, Lake Champlain and other waterways. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who is pushing for a statewide ban, has estimated that 19 tons of microbeads enter New York waterways each year.
But even a state ban won’t prevent microbeads from continuing to contaminate the Great Lakes to the west, thence to reach the Niagara River, or protect other parts of the country along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, or the lakes and rivers in the West. That’s why federal action is important and, in that regard, it is good to note that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is bringing the issue to Congress.”