UK government to ban microbeads from cosmetics by end of 2017

About time.

Microbeads are very small pieces of plastic in products such as facial scrubs and makeup. Some are visible to the naked eye, but others are as tiny as one micrometre. Conservationists have warned that they can affect fish growth and persist in the guts of mussels and fish that mistake them for food.

Which means when we eat said fish and mussels they persist in our guts too.

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