The cosmetics industry has submitted a statement to the European Commission objecting to the scope of the UK Government's plan to introduce a legislative ban on plastic microbeads. As a member of the Microbeads Coalition we object to limiting the ban since damaging microplastics would continue to flow into the sea.
UK Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced plans for a ban on ‘modern day’ ivory sales. The proposal outlined by the Government does not go nearly far enough and is effectively only a tightening of the present outdated regulations – the ivory trade in Britain will not be banned, nor even be further restricted
Today, 26 organisations from the UK and around the world have petitioned UK Prime Minister David Cameron requesting that his Government honours its pledge to ban ivory trade in the UK. The promised was made in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto in 2010 and reiterated in its 2015 manifesto