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What happens when 20,000 ppl ask their MPs to speak out for a #microbeads ban? Find out here

This week, microbeads shot up the political agenda (again) - thanks to Greenpeace supporters (again!) and a host of coalition members. At the end of February we asked you to get in touch with your MPs to ask them to grill ministers on their plans to ban microbeads. Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic found in a range of products that wash down the drain and pollute our precious oceans. Nearly 20,000 of you contacted your MPs, telling them why you think it’s so important to ban these harmful bits of plastic entering every level of the food chain - and even ending up on our plates in seafood. Because of the action of Greenpeace supporters, microbeads were top of the agenda when environment ministers were up for questions in Parliament today, with MPs across the political spectrum raising the issue of ocean plastics and microbeads. The Government agreed to ban microbeads last...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/microbeads-spotl...

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