Articles & News : James P. Metzen

Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits

Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits

Microbeads. Prized for their assumed exfoliating and cleaning power in toothpaste and facial cleanser, these tiny plastic pieces (1 millimeter or less) have become ingrained in our daily routines — although recently they have received quite the beatingContinue reading

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Metzen co-authors bill to phase out microbeads

Senator Metzen is a co-author of S.F. 507 which will phase out plastic microbeads in personal care products.Continue reading

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Protecting Our Kids From Toxins

Protecting Our Kids From Toxins

…a bipartisan effort labeled Toxic Free Kids Act of 2014. SF466/HF605 will require all manufacturers to list the inclusion of the 9 most toxic chemicals to children in children’s products.Continue reading

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The Line: April 29, 2013

The Line: April 29, 2013

Reeled in! Good news! The House passed two bills that protect children from toxic chemicals. We’re expecting the Senate to vote on them any day, then they’ll be off to Governor Dayton for his signature. On this website you can see… Continue reading

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Senator Metzen is a coauthor of S.F. 639, which sets up collection programs for used carpet, batteries, and paint, keeping this waste out of landfills.

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