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The Hawaii State Legislature has introduced Senate Bill 1198 aiming to prohibit the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads.

The bill specifically prohibits the following:

  1. Beginning December 31, 2019, no person shall manufacture for sale in Hawaii a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
  2. Beginning December 31, 2020, no person shall accept for sale a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
  3. Beginning December 31, 2020, no person shall manufacture for sale in Hawaii an over-the-counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
  4. Beginning December 31, 2021, no person shall accept for sale an over-the-counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2017.

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