Found in products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste,
millions of the tiny plastics are flushed unwittingly into the world’s oceans
every year where they ultimately end up in the marine food chain.
A report published last week found that fish can become
smaller and slower due to the effects of eating microplastics.
The long list of names were presented at Number 10 by
representatives of Greenpeace UK, the Environmental investigation Agency (EIA),
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Marine Conservation Society