Microbeads ban in effect in Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A new ban on the sale of cosmetic products containing microbeads is officially law in Albany County.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy signed Local Law L on Friday.

The law is in response to concerns that microbeads threaten waterways and wildlife. Albany County joins four other counties in banning microbeads.

McCoy said he will continue to work for a statewide ban.

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