Feedback on the proposal to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand

In February this year, the Government consulted on the proposal to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand. This page has the submissions that were received from the public consultation.

Summary of submissions

The Ministry for the Environment received 16,223 submissions. Of these, 335 were unique (ie, the submitters expressed their views in their own words) and 15,888 were form submissions (containing primarily standardised text by Greenpeace).

The overwhelming majority of submitters supported the Government’s proposal for managing microbeads in personal care products (99.8 per cent). There were 22 submissions which supported the proposal in part and five were unclear about or did not specify a position. No submissions were opposed.

Unique submissions

Only one form submission is published. This is because so many were received. Some people added in their own words, but these submissions are substantively similar. 

Some information is withheld at the request of submitters and contact details of all submitters is withheld under section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982.

View unique submissions (Alphabetic order organisation name/entry):

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Managing microbeads in personal care products: Consultation document

Reviewed:
15/09/17