Check out our timeline to find out what public and political actions have been done to put a halt on the use of microplastic ingredients in cosmetics.
JanuaryThe New Zealand Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has announced a ban on the sale of personal care products containing microbeads from 1 July 2018.
Italian NGO Marevivo proposed a law at the Italian Parliament, demanding a complete ban concerning the use of microplastics in cosmetic products by 2019.
FebruaryThe minister for local government in Ireland, Simon Coveney, is set to initiate a six-week public consultation on a proposed legislative ban on specific products that contain plastic microbeads.
We launched our social media campaign #NOPLASTICSINCOSMETICS. We had an overall reach of 1,089,348 on Twitter for all the tweets we posted. On Facebook, we reached about 68,740 people altogether through our Beat the Microbead page.