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Plastic microbeads ban enters force in UK

09.01.2018
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Manufacturing ban means the tiny beads which harm marine life can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect on Tuesday. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July.Thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads from products such as exfoliating face scrubs and toothpastes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife and can ultimately be eaten by people. The UK government first pledged to ban plastic microbeads in September 2016, following a US ban in 2015. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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