Schneiderman calling for ban on plastic microbeads

April 21, 2015 9:05 AM

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A new form of plastic pollution is showing up in waterways across New York. A study released by the office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found microbeads in three-quarters of the samples collected from wastewater treatment plants statewide.

"Sewage treatment plants are simply not designed to capture microbeads," said Jennifer Nalbone, an Environmental Scientist with the Attorney General's office.

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