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UK bans microbeads in beauty products in bid to cut plastic in oceans

Tipper Lewis, Herbalist and head of training at Neal’s Yard Remedies, said: “We think the ban is absolutely fantastic.

“We use all sorts of things instead of plastic; rosehip seed powder which we can use for facial products, we’ve got pumice powder which we use in body products, it’s a bit more exfoliating… and we’ve got ground rice powder which we use in our facial scrubs as well.

“The benefits of these is they’re all biodegradable so they break down in the oceans, they don’t get into the food chains and we don’t end up eating them.”

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