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Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry

Inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee called for evidence on the environmental impact of microplastics. Key issues included: the scale, sources and consequences of microplastic pollution in the ocean; strategies for dealing with the problem; and the state of our knowledge on the issue.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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4th Report - Environmental impact of microplastics
Inquiry Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry
HC 179
Report
Response to this report
5th Special Report - Environmental impact of microplastics: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2016–17
HC 802
Special Report
5th Special Report - Environmental impact of microplastics: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2016–17
Inquiry Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry
HC 802
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 June 2016
Inquiry Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry
Witnesses Dr Laurent Gilbert, Director for International Development of Advanced Research, L’Oréal, Ian Malcomber, Science Director, Unilever, Dr Patrick Masscheleyn, Director R&D Beauty Care and Global Product Stewardship, Procter & Gamble
Oral Evidence
8 June 2016
Inquiry Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry
Witnesses John Chave, Director General, Cosmetics Europe, and Dr Chris Flower, Director General, The Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association; Professor Richard Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology, Plymouth University (at 3.00pm).
Oral Evidence
14 June 2016
Inquiry Environmental impact of microplastics inquiry
Witnesses George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, Dr Gemma Harper, Deputy Director for Marine and Chief Social Scientist, DEFRA and Thomas Maes, National and International Monitoring Programmes Co-ordinator, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Oral Evidence
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) (EIM0022)
Environment Agency (EIM0056)
Water UK (EIM0055)

Other publications

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