Microbeads - those little round spheres of plastic that are in everything from facewash to toothpaste - may soon be a thing of the past.
Before leaving town for the holidays, Congress passed a bill banning them, due to environmental concerns. Companies will be require to phase them out by July of 2017.
Samuel Burke of CNN joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to look at what this means for companies.
This segment aired on December 23, 2015.