Sachet away: MPs and business leaders call for ban on plastic sample sachets

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Sachets have come in for increasing criticism over plastic waste concerns
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Sachets have come in for increasing criticism over plastic waste concerns

Campaign estimates 122 billion plastic sachets containing free samples of perfumes, skincare, and other products are produced each year

Top business leaders, MPs, and campaigners have today stepped up calls for an EU-wide ban on plastic sachets used to provide free samples of beauty, skincare, and household cleaning products, warning that...

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