ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - There won't be anymore micro beads in Illinois. Legislation that bans the sale and making of plastic micro beads in personal care products will be signed by Governor Quinn. The beads are often used in soaps and body washes. The new law will require micro beads to be removed from manufacturing by the end of 2018 and bans their sale by the end of 2019.
Quinn says the law is part of his commitment to protect the environment. Preliminary studies of Lake Michigan have already found millions of micro beads.