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United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting the public on the release of 2018/0042/UK — C20P The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

This draft regulation bans the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing plastic microbeads, in Wales, through Welsh secondary legislation. 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.

The consultation for this regulation will close on April 30, 2018.