Environmental impact of microplastics Contents



1 Introduction

2 Microplastic Pollution

Sources of microplastic pollution

Microplastic environmental and health impact

Marine environment pollution

Impact on human health

Economic consequences of microplastic pollution

International cooperation and future trends

3 Microbeads

Microbeads and wider microplastic pollution

Voluntary commitments

Legislative action

Alternatives to microbeads

Transitional issues (labelling)

4 Microplastic prevention and solutions

Tackling microplastic pollution

Waste and water treatment solution

Conclusions and recommendations

Microplastic Pollution


Microplastic prevention and solutions

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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