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Government of Canada Labels Microbeads ‘Toxic Substance’

“The federal government has officially listed microbeads as a toxic substance, giving it the ability to ban the plastic beads used in cleansers. An online notice published Wednesday says the tiny plastic beads commonly found in facial and body scrubs is now listed as a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act, which gives the government the option to control their use or institute an outright ban.” Read more at The Globe and Mail.

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New Research Points to Bigger Impact From Microplastic Pollution

“A group of scientists in the UK have revealed new research that suggests the impact of microplastic pollution from cosmetic and personal care products may be even greater than first thought. The scientists, who are based at the University of Plymouth in Southwest England, show that the quantity of plastics contained in products such as scrubs and facial cleaners, means that as many as 100,000 of the tiny microbeads are released with every single application.” Read more at Cosmetics Design.

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