UK to introduce ‘world’s strongest’ ban on plastic microbeads

31 October 2017

Plastic microbeads used by the cosmetics industry are to be banned by the UK government in an effort to eliminate the harmful impact they have on both marine ecosystems and human health.

Exfoliating scrubs, shower gels and toothpaste are among the products affected by the decision, which followed a public consultation. The legislation will come into effect on 30 June 2018 and, a day later, the US will implement a similar ban. The UK law will be enforced by warnings and fines.

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