UK Bans Microbeads to Stem Plastic Runoff into Oceans
UK Bans Microbeads to Stem Plastic Runoff into Oceans
Cosmetic containing microbeads will be bannd
10 January, 2018, 02:23
Because of that plan, which the group says it has pursued since 2015, "the vast majority of plasticmicrobeads have been removed from products and United Kingdom cosmetic manufacturers are already prepared for the ban".
As a coastal area we know all too well that plastic in the sea and on our beaches is a growing problem.
Mary Creagh MP, EAC chair, said: "The microbead ban is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done".
Microbeads are entirely unnecessary when there are so many natural alternatives available, and I am delighted that from today cosmetics manufacturers will no longer be able to add this harmful plastic to their rinse-off products.
UK Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey called the "world-leading" ban an "important milestone" in a statement.
Research by the University of Hull last year found that even "pristine" Antarctic waters were polluted with the tiny fragments, with five times more microplastics than would have been expected in waters previously considered relatively pollution-free. A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads will follow later in the year.
Glitter is banned when it is in rinse-off products, but other sources of glitter like hair gel and lotion marketed to children are not included in the ban, the BBC reported. The ban does include microbead products marketed as biodegradable, because those products don't always biodegrade fast enough to avoid damaging marine ecosystems.
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We use all sorts of things instead of plastic; rosehip seed powder which we can use for facial products, we've got pumice powder which we use in body products, it's a bit more exfoliating... and we've got ground rice powder which we use in our facial scrubs as well.
It is estimated up to 51 trillion microbeads are now in our oceans, while a single shower can flush away an estimated 100,000 microbeads.
"It's making a real difference, " May said of the campaign.
Are there products that contain microplastics that aren't banned?
There was still room for improvement, however, with Kirby adding that the ban did not cover a host of products like lipstick, sun cream and paints. "Since we called for a ban, my committee has also recommended a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, a latte levy for plastic-lined coffee cups and reforms to make producers responsible for their packaging".
Her comments came just days after Prime Minister Theresa May promised more action on tackling marine plastic pollution would be forthcoming from the government.
The ban has been generally welcomed by industry and campaigners alike.
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