By  on December 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill that phases out and eventually bans the use of microbeads in cosmetic and personal-cleansing products that were hurting the environment.

The legislation, dubbed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, was passed by unanimous consent on Friday as Congress was set to adjourn for the year. The House passed the bill earlier this month and it will now go to President Obama for his signature.

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