Japanese researchers have concluded in the journal Nature that for the first time it has been proven that fish eat microbeads from personal care products.
A German report based on the investigation of > 100.000 care products says that German cosmetic industry does not keep its promise to phase out microbeads.
Environment Minister Denis Naughten is seeking to introduce a ban on microbeads, according to the Irish Independent. The Irish Green Party introduces next week a Bill to ban microbeads. The Bill is expected to receive cross-party support. (20 October 2016)