Microbeads are banned, but plastic-filled products are everywhere

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PERC co-director Trisia Farrelly is calling for greater awareness of and restrictions on plastics in consumer products like cosmetics.

Despite 2018 regulations on microbeads, plastic products filled products continue to be sold.

Farrelly explains to Stuff that some forms of plastic, such as acrylates copolymer and its variations, fall outside the current legislation.

Acrylates copolymer is a microplastic that poses a threat to both environmental and human health.

Read the full article here.

Products containing acrylates copolymer found at an NZ pharmacy.
Photo credit Amber-Leigh Woolf/Stuff.

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