To raise awareness of the effect microplastics have on the environment. The group will also work cross-party with stakeholders to discuss potential policy solutions.
1. Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standard
22/03/2019 - Petitions
Found: wash can shed up to 700,000 microplastics into our ecosystem. Microplastics are now in our rivers and
2. Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans
04/05/2018 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans - GOV.UK
3. Microbeads and microplastics in cosmetic and personal care products
04/01/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Number 7510, 4 January 2017 Microbeads and microplastics in cosmetic and personal care products By David
4. Proposed ban on microbeads
02/03/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Commons Library Briefing Paper: Microbeads and microplastics in cosmetic and personal care products Contents
5. A review of research on marine plastics in SEA: Who does what?
28/06/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: general, compared to the
quantification of microplastics. For the sampling of plastics in the marine
1. Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020
10/07/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: Furthermore, plastic will eventually break down into microplastics, ending up in our soils and seas and permeating - Speech Link
2: Island, off the north-east tip of Antarctica, microplastics were found in the intestines of Antarctic springtails - Speech Link
3: associated medical problems. The inhalation of microplastics is causing health difficulties in textile workers - Speech Link
2. Microbead Ban
08/03/2017 - Westminster Hall
1: Environmental Audit Committee, Environmental impact of microplastics, HC 179, and the Government Response, HC 802 - Speech Link
2: eating fish. One study revealed that in 2009, microplastics were found in 36.5% of fish caught by trawlers - Speech Link
3: level playing field within the industry.Microplastics from the cosmetics and personal care industry - Speech Link
3. Plastic Pollution (No. 2)
03/07/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: we cannot see. Plastic breaks down to become microplastics, and once they are in the ocean they are next - Speech Link
4. Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017
18/12/2017 - Lords Chamber
1: seas and oceans.Evidence concerning microplastics has provided us with information about the potential - Speech Link
2: conducting a review. Fish digestive systems, where microplastics are likely to get caught, are usually removed - Speech Link
5. Plastics: Reduction in Use
07/05/2019 - Lords Chamber
1: “biodegradable plastic”, one of which is concern over microplastics, which is why we need to undertake more research - Speech Link
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