Deb Group, a skin care company targeting all types of workplace and public environments, has announced that its manufacturing process is now 100 per cent free of toxic plastic microbeads in North America.
This news follows the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which bans personal-care products from containing microbeads in order to help remove plastic pollution from water supplies. As of July 2017, all soaps, body washes, toothpaste and other personal-care products must not contain plastic or bioplastic beads, while all sales of such products will be prohibited come July 1, 2019.
“It is important for us to minimize our environmental footprint as much as possible,” said Isabelle Faivre, vice-president of marketing of Deb North America. Last year, we launched the Deb Stoko range with microbead-free heavy duty cleansers. All Solopol and Kresto branded products have always contained natural scrubbers that are safe for the skin and our environment.”