Wales consults on microbead ban

The manufacture and sale of microbeads will be prohibited in Wales from next summer

Microbeads are used as exfoliants in face creams and toothpastes. Photograph: Stephen Cordory/123RFThe Welsh government has opened consultation on banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetic or personal care products containing microbeads.

A previous UK-wide consultation confirmed that there is widespread support for the ban covering cosmetics and personal care products such as tooth paste. The present twelve-week consultation, which opened on 16 October, is on the details of its implementation.

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