Government considering ban on microbeads after Gauteng drinking water is found to be contaminated

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The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasting. This comes after a Water Research Commission study found microplastic pollution in tap water in Johannesburg and Tshwane, as well as in all rivers tested in Gauteng and in borehole water in the North West province. The study, conducted by researchers at North-West University, recommended a ban on the manufacture, importation and use of ...

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