The Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, Mary Creagh said: "We are delighted the Government has accepted our recommendation to ban polluting plastic microbeads in 2017".
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Taiwan's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics by July 1, 2018.