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United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has enforced The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

This regulation prohibits the manufacture of any rinse-off personal care product that use microbeads as an ingredient. The prohibition on the manufacture of such products and the prohibition on the sale of any such products will come into force on June 30, 2018.

This regulation also provides provisions for offenses and civil sanctions to be given to violators.