Submitted by Benjamin Storm on Sunday 7th November 2021
Published on Monday 15th November 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 15th May 2022
Current Signatures: 24
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Extend the ban on plastic microbeads and other microplastics
To reduce plastic pollution and encourage businesses to produce greener products I would like the Government to extend the ban on the use of plastic microbeads to include leave-on cosmetic products, and also ban the use of microplastic emulsifiers.
Extending the current ban on the amount of microplastics used in our products should have many benefits: It should reduce the amount of virgin plastic being produced, reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and other ecosystems, reduce the adverse health effects microplastics can have on humans and animals, and incentivise research into plastic free/ bioplastic alternatives. Reducing dependence on plastics and protecting marine ecosystems could also help the UK reach its net zero carbon targets.
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