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Pollution in the marine environment examined

7 June 2016

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


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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Video: Parliamentary copyright