PERSEUS supports the "Beat the Micro Bead" campaign

Beat the micro Bead- Message from Berlin
Berlin, 12 April.- The North Sea Foundation and the Plastic Soup Foundation, supported by the Marine Conservation Society (UK), Project Blue Sea and Bund (Germany), PERSEUS (Greece), Surfriders Foundation, KIMO, Seas at Risk (Europe), Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (Mediterranean), Upcycle the Gyres Society (Canada), Offered a petition to the European Commissioner for the environment Janez Potocnik. 

In this petition these organizations (among them PERSEUS) demand a European ban on microplastics in cosmetics before 1st January 2014.

Beat the micro bead: is a campaign to Ban cosmetics with plastic beads inside.
Microplastic in the oceans has several sources but it must be a dictate of good sense to stop the deliberate entry of such substances into the environment as soon as possible.
Therefore an international coalition of environmental groups calls for a ban on microplastic particles in personal care products. 
The petition is signed, among others by distinguished scientist as prof. Richard Thomson (University of Plymouth) and Prof. dr. Gerd Liebezeit (University of Oldenburg) and the vast majority of the participants of the International Conference on Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in European Seas.

The campaign against microplastics present in care products, successfully launched last Summer, entered a new phase as an urgent “Message from Berlin”.

The joint organizations call upon multinationals like Proctor & Gamble, L’Oréal, Beiersdorf, Colgate Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson to follow the example of Unilever to ban micro plastics from all their cosmetics.