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UK minister urges Christmas shoppers to boycott cosmetics with microbeads

London, 20 December 2016. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom: “Whether you’re shopping for a loved one, or picking up a bargain in the sales, I urge shoppers to check any rinse-off cosmetics they are buying are microbead free.”

A manufacturing ban will come into force January 1 2018. The UK government is launching a consultation to stop the use of microplastics in make-up and care products. The consultation included other household goods containting microplastics like cleaning products and washing powder. Read more.