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#microbeads

# microbeads - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

# microbeads - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

# microbeads - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own

The confusion around whether Ireland’s allowed to bring in its own microbead ban without permission from the EU seems to have been cleared up.

# microbeads - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'

The Green Party and Labour have proposed bills on banning microbeads. Fianna Fáil said they’re working on their own one. Now it’s Fine Gael’s turn.

# microbeads - Monday 13 February, 2017

Have an opinion on microbeads? The government wants to hear views on proposed ban

Microbeads are tiny balls of plastic which are most common in soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs, used to exfoliate your skin.

# microbeads - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Government to oppose Greens' bid to ban microbeads, claiming bill breaches EU rules

The bill, which bans the manufacture and sale of products with microbeads, has been criticised as “very restricted”.

# microbeads - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)

The Green Party has published a bill on the issue – but it needs cross-party support.

# microbeads - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Britain wants a global ban on microbeads - so what's Ireland going to do about it?

There has been little or no mention of the effect microbeads have in Ireland – this call from British MPs might change that.

# microbeads - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

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