Sunday, February 11, 2024
A member of the New York city council has introduced a bill that would ban detergent pods and laundry sheets that contain polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a form of plastic that dissolves but leaves behind microplastics. Council member James Gennaro said, "The introduction of this bill is a clarion call to rally the scientific community, to to help out in this public policy question about what do we do about the fate of PVAs. I have a lot of concerns about what this does to aquatic ecosystems."
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