The UK will ban microbeads in cosmetics by the end of 2017
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Microbeads in beauty products will be a thing of the past in the UK, following an announcement to ban them by the end of 2017. The tiny, abrasive bits meant to scrub away blemishes have been found to cause harm to aquatic life and their ecosystems after being washed down the drain. The UK follows the US decision to ban the problematic beads after a petition signed by over 350,000 people, but some groups say the ban doesn’t extend far enough. Industries have claimed to be phasing...