Please ensure that Ireland, before the end of 2018, introduces a ban both on the manufacture and the sale of any products containing microbeads.
Why is this important?
72% of sampled Irish drinking water is contaminated by microplastics . Fish that we eat have been shown to have consumed plastics . We are eating and drinking tiny fragments of plastic - this has become a human health issue of massive proportions.
The Government promised to ban microplastics within a year in 2016, but we are still waiting.  Countries all over the world are taking action, and we can too. Eoghan Murphy, it's time to take decisive action and ban all products containing microplastics!
We're asking Eoghan Murphy to follow the lead of other countries across Europe and put in place a ban on the manufacture and sale of plastic microbeads in this country.