Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017, UK government pledges

The UK government has announced plans to ban microbeads used in cosmetics and cleaning products by 2017. (…)

he US recently became the first country to announce it would ban microbead use in cosmetics, with pressure growing globally to take action.

The European Commission is also currently developing proposals to ban them in cosmetics across the EU, following calls from a number of member states. (BBC News, 3/09/2016)

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