Our Seas Our Future Welcomes Govt Decision on Microbeads


The decision yesterday by the New Zealand Government to ban the sale and manufacturing of plastic microbeads has been welcomed by the non-profit marine conservation organisation Our Seas Our Future (OSOF).

The Government has made the announcement yesterday, which will come into force in six months’ time. This follows on from the work done by the previous National led Government. OSOF are pleased with the decision.

“A sensible call has been made to follow through on banning the sale and manufacturing of harmful plastic microbeads” says OSOF Trustee, Noel Jhinku.

“The move will help reduce the amount of plastic that enters our oceans. Such plastics are harming our marine life. It’s a win for conservation, as well as the protection and benefit of our coastal and marine environments”.

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OSOF will welcome any future announcements by the Government concerning a reduction of the use of any plastics.


  1. yes very good call, as pastics are killinng the planet and her people at the same time.

    Everything we buy now is wrapped or put in plastic bottles or jars so we want it reduced.

    Glass jars and greaseproof paper wrapped goods is the way to go.

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