Microbeads

I welcome today’s news that the Government have decided to implement a ban on ‘rinse off’ plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products.

Microbeads are tiny microplastic ingredients that are added to a huge variety of products but the particles easily pass through water filtration systems and end up in the ocean – endangering marine life.

I know that many constituents feel strongly about this issue and you may already be aware that I have contacted the Environment secretary about this issue on a number of occasions.

While this decision is a step in the right direction I hope the UK Government will consider evidence surrounding a comprehensive ban on microbeads and I will continue to monitor this issue.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/microbeads-ban-bill-uk-cosmetic-products-government-outlaws-microplastics-a7852346.html


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