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New Zealand to ban plastic microbeads by July 2018

New Zealand plans to ban cosmetic products containing tiny plastic particles known as microbeads from July next year because of the risk they pose to aquatic and marine environments.

Microbeads to be dropped from cosmetics products

London - The British government has announced a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics and other personal care products. Microbeads are spheres of plastic added to help different products to 'clean.'

U.S. House bans microbeads in personal care products by 2019

Washington - Several states have passed legislation to put and end to the use of tiny microbeads in beauty products, but now the rest of the nation is catching up. It's all part of an effort to keep the tiny plastic beads out of the ocean and our seafood.

Why did Illinois ban microbeads?

Illinois legislators recently banned microbeads in soap and not without reason. These tiny structures have a tendency to soak up toxins and fish love to eat them.

Micro-plastics from body scrubs found polluting the Great Lakes

Many of us scrutinize over the labels when we buy our food, but do many of us think about what’s in our cosmetics and personal hygiene products? A study has found a worrisome amount of plastic beads in the Great Lakes that originate from body scrubs.

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Municipal effluent discharged from wastewater treatment works (WwTW) is suspected to be a significan...
Municipal effluent discharged from wastewater treatment works (WwTW) is suspected to be a significant contributor of microplastics (MP) to the environment.
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