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The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs of United Kingdom has announced the public consultation for the proposal to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products.

The consultation documents intends to seek the following information:

  • Collect views on our proposals to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads which may harm the marine environment
  • 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

The public consultation for the document will close on February 28, 2017.

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