Microbeads mostly gone already from products

FGC welcomes the Government’s discussion document that proposes a ban on microbeads that are used mostly in personal care items such as facial scrubs, cleansers, and toothpaste.

Chief Executive Katherine Rich says most FGC member companies have already reformulated their products to replace microbeads or they’re well down the track to be microbead-free in the next few months.

“The clear message we’re getting from them, as well as from others in industry, is that microbeads have either gone or are going.

”Currently, we have no members who both manufacture and sell products with microbeads in New Zealand. Our members include GSK, L’Oreal (including Body Shop, Biotherm) Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Beiersdorf (Nivea), Blackmores and Unilever.” 

FGC will make a submission on the discussion document.

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