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    • Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog (Sweden) announced a ban on the sale of cosmetics containing microplastics at the United Nations Ocean Conference at the beginning of June 2017. The ban is to come into effect by 2020. Six other European countries have joined Sweden’s initiative: …

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    • Many people regularly use scrubs when they shower. Scrubs are made using large mixers that mix all the ingredients. The containers are then filled with this mixture. Canadian researchers from McGill University in Montreal hypothesised that nanoplastics could form from the plastic microbeads that are used …

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    • An estimated 209.6 trillion plastic microbeads enter the water from China every year. This is the equivalent of 306,900 kilos of microplastic. These findings were published by Chinese researchers in an article that appeared in the professional journal, Water Research. The researchers examined nine facial scrubs …

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    • The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice of the cosmetics industry worldwide. The PCPC has published a statement in response to the UNEP’s Clean Seas campaign. The environmental protection agency of the United Nations launched the Clean Seas campaign earlier this year to combat …

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