At Pai, we’ve by no means used plastic microbeads in our merchandise.
And, with simply to be had biodegradable choices like Jojoba Wax Beads, we don’t suppose there’s any excuse to take action.
Those tiny beads have a devastating impact on marine flora and fauna, the place they’re not able to be biodegraded and flawed for meals by means of sea lifestyles.
Final 12 months we joined forces with different manufacturers within the attractiveness international calling at the Executive to prohibit using plastic microbeads.
So we’re over the moon to listen to the United Kingdom is about to introduce a ban on microbeads that has been known as the ‘most powerful on the earth’ by means of campaigners.
Following a public session, the Division for Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) mentioned the ban would are available to power in 2018 and follow to microplastics in all ‘rinse-off’ cosmetics and toiletries like toothpaste.
Microplastics in make-up and solar coverage will nonetheless be approved in the intervening time, however ministers have requested a committee to inspect which different merchandise will have to be lined by means of the ban.
We are hoping it is a step in opposition to extra accountable practices within the attractiveness business…and far harder legislation on substances that aren’t best damaging to us however the wider setting.