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EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

EU will use powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to various products. The European Chemicals Agency says 10,000-60,000 tonnes of microplastics which are intentionally added to products leak into the environment annually, are impossible to remove and last for thousands of years

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It’s ‘make or break time for the microbeads ban’

On the day the Government’s microbeads consultation closes, businesses have joined environmental campaigners in calling for a comprehensive ban on microbeads. Campaigners have warned that the current proposals would see the ban limited to microplastic ingredients of 5mm or less in ‘rinse off’ personal care and cosmetic products, while other products containing microplastics could continue to be sold