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To: Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for the Environment
Ban Plastic Glitter
Ban plastic glitter and lustre from the UK to reduce the harmful effects of micro-plastics to the global environment and, through the food we eat, to us.
Why is this important?
Products containing glitter and lustre made of tiny pieces of plastic (micro-plastic) are having an effect on the environment and on us. The UK could reduce the global impact of these harmful micro-plastics by banning them as soon as possible.
Plastics are now found in almost every corner of the planet, including all the worlds oceans. Even worse, micro-plastics are being found in almost every level of the food chain, right up to the top! Because we are at the top of most food chains there is no doubt that means you and me!
One recent study showed that up to a third of fish caught in the North Sea contained micro-plastic particles.
We have no idea what long term effects micro-plastic will have on us, our children or the other animals and plants that share our planet. This is a very disturbing thought. Next time you eat something, what will you think?
I think we need to do everything we can to stop using any plastics that can pollute the environment. We need to do this as soon as possible, before it's too late and everything gets contaminated.
Banning glitter and lustre micro-plastics in the UK would be a step in the right direction. We would send a clear message to other members of the global community that we are doing something for global environmental protection. That might influence them to follow our lead.
Please Mr. Gove, do the responsible thing and ban micro-plastic glitter and lustre from the UK.