Defra: Ban on Microbeads

Defra has committed to banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products contain microbeads which may harm the marine environment. Defra plan to bring the plan into force at the end of 2017, with the ban on manufacture beginning on 1st January 2018 and the ban on sale beginning on 30th June 2018.

A draft of the legislation is available to view until 15th October 2017 at the link below:

Any person may make representations on the draft legislation for England in writing to the Secretary of State. Any such representations should be sent by 15th October 2017 to:

Marine Litter Policy Team, Defra, 8B Millbank, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR
or by email to [email protected]