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Pollution in the marine environment examined

07 June 2016

The Environmental Audit Committee questions Trade Associations and an academic in the third session for its environmental impact of microplastics inquiry.

Witnesses

Wednesday 8 June 2016, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

  • John Chave, Director General, Cosmetics Europe
  • Dr Chris Flower, Director General, The Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association

At 3.00pm

  • Professor Richard Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology, Plymouth University

Purpose of the session

The session will cover key microbead issues including the public awareness, voluntary commitments to phase-out and consequences to microplastic pollution in the marine environment. It will also cover the scale and problem of microplastic pollution. 

Further information

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