Cosmetic Europe backs ban on Polythene Microbeads


Dmarine-lifeue to the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) banning Plastic polythene microbeads from cosmetic products, Director General John Chave of Cosmetics Europe has backed the same enforcement across the whole of Europe. The microbeads are not only harmful for the environment but marine wildlife are mistaking the beads for food, causing life threatening internal issues. For example 1 single tube of facial scrub can contain over 330,000 microbeads.

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