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Support this initiative for less plastic in our seas

larval fish with microbeads 450Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

“Estimates indicate that by 2050 there’ll be more plastic in the ocean than fish!” Nick Smith

Fish Forever congratulates the Government’s initiative to prohibit the use of plastic microbeads in non-medical products, such as cosmetics. This is a great step towards reducing plastics in our environment.

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