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# microbeads - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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

Microbeads have officially been outlawed in Ireland

Feb 20th 2020, 2:59 PM 36,539 Views 21 Comments

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

# microbeads - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

EU gives Ireland the green light to introduce microbead ban

Oct 24th 2019, 8:16 AM 18,561 Views 26 Comments

The European Commission has given clearance for the bill.

# microbeads - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Jul 30th 2019, 7:43 AM 448,735 Views 44 Comments

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

# microbeads - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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

Law to ban microbeads in Ireland set to be published

Jun 11th 2019, 8:18 PM 21,073 Views 21 Comments

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

# microbeads - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 9:47 AM 27,264 Views 64 Comments

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

# microbeads - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 11th 2018, 8:55 AM 48,409 Views 34 Comments

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

# microbeads - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 8th 2017, 3:13 PM 13,486 Views 15 Comments

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

# microbeads - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ireland can't wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own
# Ban The Bead
# 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 24,989 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.

# microbeads - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

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

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.

# microbeads - Monday 13 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 13th 2017, 10:05 PM 19,434 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.

# microbeads - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 5:01 PM 25,994 Views 32 Comments

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

# microbeads - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ireland could be next to ban microbeads (if politicians can agree on it)
# Down The Drain
# Down The Drain

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:03 AM 24,952 Views 31 Comments

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

# microbeads - Thursday 25 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 25th 2016, 6:03 AM 37,152 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.

# microbeads - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

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

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 37,000 Views 16 Comments

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