Open Consultation

Banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing plastic microbeads

We want your views on how we implement and enforce this ban in Wales.
Consultation End Date 
8 January 2018
22 days left for you to respond
Consultation launched 16 October 2017


Consultation document
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Consultation description 

Following the agreement of UK Ministers to ban products containing plastic microbeads designed to be washed down the drain, we are consulting on proposals to:

  • ban their manufacture and sale from June 2018
  • make their manufacture, supply or sale a punishable offence.
How to respond
Please submit your comments by 8 January 2018, in any of the following ways:
Online Form 

Download the response form.
Complete and return to:


Download the response form.
Complete and return to:

Marine and Fisheries Division
Welsh Government
Suite 3, Cedar Court
Haven’s Head Business Park
Milford Haven
SA73 3LS


Additional information 

Please see link to UK consultation which closed 28 February 2017 and Government Response: Microbeads Ban- UK Consultation 


Help and support 

For more information about this consultation e-mail