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NDP Passes Motion to Ban Microbeads from Personal Products

(Nicole Riva – QMI Agency)

The NDP successfully passed a motion in the House of Commons Tuesday that could lead to the banning of microbeads from personal products.

The ban is good news for University of Waterloo researchers who found the microbeads throughout the Great Lakes along with other plastic debris.

Opposition MP and environment critic Megan Leslie's motion, which called for microbeads to be added to the list of toxic substances, received all party support Tuesday afternoon. Click here to read more.

Related: Plastic Microbead Dangers Studied by Environment Canada (CBC)