Top beauty brands accused of refusing MPs’ call for hearing on microplastics

The UK’s biggest beauty brands have been accused by an influential MP of showing contempt for their customers by refusing to appear in parliament to answer questions on the impact that their products are having on the oceans.

MPs on the environmental audit committee will hear on Wednesday from the UK and European cosmetics trade bodies on the harm caused by plastic ‘microbeads’ in cosmetics, which are mistaken for food by marine life.

But Proctor & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, L’Oreal, Unilever, and Johnson & Johnson refused the committee’s invitation to the hearing, according to EAC chair, Mary Creagh. (…) (theguardian.com, 08/06/16)

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