The UK Government has taken the step of banning the sale of all cosmetic products containing rinse-off microbeads. Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, said:
“Microbeads might be tiny, but they are lethal to sea creatures and entirely unnecessary.
We have led the way in banning these toxic pieces of plastic, but this is by no means the end in our fight. We will now press ahead with our proposals for a deposit return scheme and ban other damaging plastic such as straws”.
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