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The global plastic waste crisis might be best tackled by social scientists, according to one expert, as the problem is strongly linked to global inequalities. more

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS have been conducting a research project with its partners in a bid to replace microplastics found in cosmetic products. more

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The UK government has banned microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. more

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Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads that help cut down on ocean pollution. more

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The Nordic Council of Ministers is making its position on a plastics circular economy known by announcing a six-pronged sustainability strategy. more

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I don’t want no scrubs

Plastic microbeads have been banned by governments and retailers around the world, and by the end of 2016 L’Oreal will have eradicated them from their products. EPPM confines them to the box of ‘Beauty trends of yesteryear: What were we thinking?'. more

9 Aug 2016 16:12 editor's blog

Microbeads: The barefaced truth

The pressure is on for a microbead ban from toiletries in Europe. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke gathers a little more information about these minuscule plastic grains and why we're losing nothing as consumers by boycotting them. more

15 Mar 2016 16:55 editor's blog

US lawmakers will vote to ban plastic microbeads, tiny grains of plastic often found in exfoliating products and toothpaste, as they are considered both an environmental and public health risk. more

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