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New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018

If cosmetics companies won’t self-regulate, then it’s up to countries to take a strong stance against these nasty miniature pollutants. New Zealand is the latest country to take action against insidious plastic microbeads. Earlier this year, environment minister Nick Smith announced that microbeads would no longer be allowed in any cosmetics or personal care items, starting July 1, 2018, and that any company caught sneaking them into products would be fined NZ $100,000 (US $73,000).

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