Beauty industry’s microplastic pledges made public

A number of leading UK retailers have pledged to phase out plastic microbeads from own-brand cosmetic and beauty products, it has been announced, in an effort to stem the damage they are causing to marine wildlife.

The commitments, which have been made publicly available on the Beat the Microbead website in recognition of World Oceans Day today (8 June), show where leading high street and online retailers stand on the issue of microplastic pollution, which is believed to be a major threat to marine wildlife. (…) (resource.co, 8/06/15)

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