Small Steps = Great Strides in 2016! End-of-Year Recap

Norwex Movement has witnessed exciting progress toward the solution of some of our planet’s most challenging problems over the last 12 months!

2016 at a Glance

Here’s a quick peek at some of our top environmental blogs of the year:


In the United States, the FDA banned 19 ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarban, from such consumer product formulations as “antibacterial” soaps and liquids, which have not been proven to be safe.


The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 was signed into law in the United States. This bill will restrict the manufacturing of products containing plastic microbeads such as toothpaste, face wash and shampoo starting July 1, 2017. The ban on manufacturing beauty products containing microbeads will begin in 2018.


Canada listed microbeads as a toxic substance, and recently the country took the next step. It has proposed a change to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to actually ban the import and manufacture of toiletries containing microbeads in January 2018, with a ban on their sale beginning in July 2018. Great news for Canada!


France said “au revoir” to disposable dinnerware and other items made of plastic by enacting a nationwide ban on single-use plasticware. We love that this type of disposable plastic will soon be eliminated from an entire country!


Back in the States, California became the nation’s first to place a statewide ban on plastic bags through the historic passage of Proposition 67.


To see other items banned around the world, check out our most popular blog of 2016.

2016 Membership GraphWe are thrilled that governments worldwide are taking action against the problems of plastic and chemicals in our environment. And at the grassroots level, multitudes are also joining forces—including our Norwex Movement members. In fact, Movement membership has swelled from 6,400 members in early January to now more than 15,000 at the end of 2016! Kudos to you all for liking, posting and sharing our blogs; taking our quizzes and answering poll questions—you’re making a difference! Thanks most of all for talking to your friends and family about these issues that impact everyone . . .

Keep up the good work Movement members! You are the heart and soul of the Movement! Wishing you all a happy and joyous New Year,

– Amy

comment_2Every individual action helps the Movement gain momentum and helps ensure a brighter future for us and our planet. The more we do, share and model, the bigger the impact we make!


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