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Supermarkets urged to stop stalling over glitter sales ban

24.03.2019
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Big retailers must back customers' wishes and phase out microplastics, campaigners say as petition is launchedIt is a familiar adornment of both Mother's Day and Easter gifts, and brings dustings of sparkle to everything from children's craft projects to greetings cards and even flowers and pot plants. But campaigners are calling for a ban on glitter, branding it an environmental scourge that contains damaging microplastics."Glitter might look lovely but, because it's plastic, it sticks around long after the sparkle has gone - often in the stomachs of fish and birds," said David Innes, from the campaign group 38 Degrees, which has launched a petition calling on environment secretary Michael Gove to outlaw the product. Innes cites a recent study showing that up to a third of fish caught in the North Sea contained microplastic particles - including glitter. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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