UK Could Finally Ban Polluting Microbeads from Cosmetics, Following US’s Lead

After opting for a phase-out that has been heavily criticised for its loopholes the British government could be moving to pass a law which would ban cosmetic microbeads.

Defra MP George Eustice told the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), the cross-party group that monitors government’s policies on the environment, that, now that the US has banned polluting plastic microbeads from cosmetics, the UK is prepared to follow suit.

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