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This is an image of a plastic microbead from a facewash, taken via scanning electron microscopy; it is about 0.5mm wide University of Exeter. Creative Commons
It’s not often that we get to hear positive news stories about the marine environment. With ocean acidification, coral bleaching, and invasive species all on the news agenda it’s a rare change to hear about a likely reduction in marine pollution. I for one am celebrating the news that the UK Government has confirmed a ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics and cleaning products by 2017. MORE →