Greens Calls for Ban on Microbeads

2 March 2016

Natalie Bennett declares the UK Government is doing too little to take on cosmetic industry’s use of microbeads.

Green Party Conference, the supreme policy making body of the Party, has backed a call from leader Natalie Bennett for a ban on microbeads in cosmetic products.

Bennett, who tabled the emergency motion at the Greens’ Spring Conference in Harrogate, said: “The government’s plan to work with the cosmetics industry for a voluntary phase-out is simply inadequate. The United States, with the full backing even of Republicans, has agreed a ban by April 2017. Britain surely can act as quickly, if not quicker."


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