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Connecticut Legislature Approves Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products, Pesticides on Town Playgrounds

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The 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session has officially come to a close, and CCE members in Connecticut are celebrating two important, last-minute victories for clean water and a healthy environment. The first is a bill that phases out and ultimately prohibits the sale of personal care products that contain¬†plastic microbeads.¬† These are tiny plastic particles that […]

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Pesticides and Children’s Health Still Don’t Mix

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In 2007, Connecticut passed the first statewide ban on using turf pesticides on playing fields (grades Kindergarten-8). The ban sent a bold message to Scott’s, DuPont and the rest of the nation that children’s health is far more valuable than market shares and corporate profits. It’s now unlawful for any school or their groundskeepers to […]

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