Detroit Free Press: Senators propose bill to stop microbead pollution

WASHINGTON – Michigan's U.S. senators are proposing legislation which would phase out the use of microbeads — tiny, synthetic beads used in cosmetics and personal care products which environmentalists say get flushed through treatment facilities and into the Great Lakes.

The bill by U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, named the Microbeads Free Waters Act of 2015, is companion legislation to that cosponsored in the House by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee considering the measure.

By:  Todd Spangler