MRA drives national debate on microbeads

Over the last few months the national debate around a ban on microbeads has picked up.

Last November, MRA argued the need for a national ban on microbeads. We said they were pernicious and a pollutant that should never have been permitted in the first place.

It is nice to know US President Obama reads The Tipping Point, as he announced a federal ban on microbeads across all American States via the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.

The major Australian supermarkets then announced a phase out of microbeads from personal care products in January. In February, Environment Minister Greg Hunt threatened to introduce a law to ban microbeads if companies do not adhere to a voluntary phase-out.

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