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.