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Microplastics: USA

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 66188, tabled on 1 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to learn lessons from the ban on microbeads in the US; and if she will make an assessment of the merits and effect of the US measures.

Answered on

7 March 2017

The US ban has not yet come into force, but we will continue to monitor its progress and look to learn any lessons from its approach.