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Ban on microbeads in Taiwan

The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration announced a ban on all cosmetic products containing microbeads. The ban, which follows similar bans in the US and the UK, is likely to come into force on 1 July 2018, according to Taiwan News of August 4, 2017. The ban recognizes that plastic microbeads are a serious threat to both marine and human life. Producers, as well as retailers, will be fined if a prohibited product is found.