We don’t like microbeads here at Eco Hair, they are pretty harmful to the environment. So the news below is good news to us.
Four years after Unilever pioneered the phasing out of plastic microbeads in 2012 in response to increasing environmental concerns about pollution of the ocean, other global players are making a voluntary commitment to get rid of them in the short-term. Some governments have even introduced relevant legislation. In fact, the US has just approved a bill that prohibits the distribution of products containing plastic microbeads by 2017 and a complete ban on sales by 2018. It is just a matter of time before the EU follows suit. This will create new business opportunities for companies that manufacture alternative ingredients.
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Want to do more? The link below is for an international campaign against microbeads in cosmetics.