Microbead petition nearing 400,000 signatures
21st Feb 2017
ORCA volunteers at a beach clean in 2016.
A petition calling on the UK Government to ban the use of polluting plastic microbeads has beaten it's target of 375,000.
Led by the microbeads coalition, the petition calls on Theresa May to act to address what is one of the most critical threats facing the environment after criticism that the proposed ban currently in consultation was limited and would not solves the crisis.
The group leading the project include Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society and the Environmental Investigation Agency, and the campaign hopes to prevent the destructive effects of microplastics on marine eco-systems.
ORCA supports the campaign to ban microplastics, and the impact of plastics on cetaceans is fast becoming one of the most severe issues facing these species.