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Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland
# Microplastic Pollution
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# Microplastic Pollution

Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland

Feb 20th 2020, 2:59 PM 36,619 Views 21 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

EU gives Ireland the green light to introduce microbead ban
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EU gives Ireland the green light to introduce microbead ban

Oct 24th 2019, 8:16 AM 18,564 Views 26 Comments

The European Commission has given clearance for the bill.

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water
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Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Jul 30th 2019, 7:43 AM 448,935 Views 44 Comments

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published
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# Pollution

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Jun 11th 2019, 8:18 PM 21,080 Views 21 Comments

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs.

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)
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The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,281 Views 64 Comments

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law
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# Green And Clean

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

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,412 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2017, 3:13 PM 13,487 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 24,992 Views 23 Comments

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.

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

Apr 19th 2017, 6:25 AM 15,036 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

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

Feb 13th 2017, 10:05 PM 19,435 Views 40 Comments

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

Government to oppose Greens' bid to ban microbeads, claiming bill breaches EU rules
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# Ban The Bead

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 5:01 PM 25,995 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:03 AM 24,995 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 6:03 AM 37,175 Views 37 Comments

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

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads
# Banned
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US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 37,003 Views 16 Comments

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