Consultation Outcome

Proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products

This consultation ended 266 days ago.

Details of outcome

Summary of responses
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Summary of outcome 

The summary of responses is now available

Original consultation

Summary 
We want your views on proposals to ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products which may cause harm to the marine environment.
Consultation period 
This consultation ran from 20 December 2016 to 28 February 2017
Consultation launched 20 December 2016

Documents

Consultation document
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Consultation description 

Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are added as an exfoliating agent to everyday cosmetic and other products.

This UK-wide consultation on proposals to ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products also seeks evidence on the environmental impacts of microbeads in other products, to inform future actions to protect the marine environment.

Help and support 

For more information or to respond to this consultation in Welsh email: marine@wales.gsi.gov.uk