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UK microbead ban to go ahead this year

As part of his speech The Unfrozen Moment – Delivering A Green Brexit, UK Secretary of State Michael Gove has said that legislation will be introduced this year to ban microbeads in rinse-off personal care products. “Last year the government launched a consultation on banning microbeads in personal care products, which have such a devastating […]

July 24, 2017 Continue Reading
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Biodegradable microbeads developed at University of Bath

Scientists from the University of Bath have announced the development of biodegradable microbeads made using cellulose. A research team from the University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have produced an alternative to the plastic microbeads by dissolving cellulose, reforming it into beads and then setting them. The microbeads are stable enough to use in […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
Biodegradable microbeads

Biodegradable microbeads developed at University of Bath

Scientists from the University of Bath have announced the development of biodegradable microbeads made using cellulose. A research team from the University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have produced an alternative to the plastic microbeads by dissolving cellulose, reforming it into beads and then setting them. The microbeads are stable enough to use in […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
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UK Government promises microbead ban by 2017

The UK Government has pledged to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads by 2017. The announcement was made by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom at the beginning of September, adding that a consultation on how the ban would work will commence later in the year. Leadsom said: “Most people […]

September 14, 2016 Continue Reading
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Eco beads for beauty formulations

After microbeads made headlines after ministers in the UK backed a ban on their use in personal care products due to their environmental impact, German-based formulation provider Worlée has announced an environmentally-friendly solution. Worlée Soft Beads have a special composition that enables them to retain a solid particle form in water-based formulations and emulsions allowing […]

August 31, 2016 Continue Reading
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Brands join forces to push for UK microbead ban

Botanical Brands has joined forces with other leading skincare and cosmetic brands to call on the UK Government to ban the use of microbeads. Botanical Brands, along with representatives from Pai Skincare and Green People has signed an open letter issued by Neal’s Yard Remedies today (see below) to coincide with World Oceans Day flagging […]

June 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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