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Government publishes responses to microbead consultation

Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have published the summary of responses to the consultation on proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK.

The consultation asked for comments on proposals for the UK’s implementation of a ban on the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads which may harm the marine environment. The consultation also sought to gather evidence on the extent of the environmental impacts of further sources of potential marine plastic pollution, to inform future UK actions to protect the marine environment.

You can find the summary of responses, setting out the revised proposals at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/banning-the-use-of-microbeads-in-cosmetics-and-personal-care-products


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