Sa Sa bans microbeads

On 22 August 2016, Sa Sa published their decision to stop carrying products with microbeads by December 2018.

Sa Sa is the first Hong Kong retail group to release a public statement and commit to a phaseout timeline for microbeads. The move marks first commitment of its kind in Hong Kong.

Since 2014, the Plastic Free Seas team has been discussing the issue of plastic microbeads with Sa Sa, informing them of the potential harm of their continued usage on our local marine ecosystems.

Sa Sa is a leading cosmetics retailing group in Asia. It has over 280 retail stores and counters in Asia, covering Hong Kong & Macau, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Read their policy statement here.

Sa Sa International Holdings Limited is a cosmetics retailing group in Asia listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Stock Exchange) in 1997 (Stock Code: 178) with over 280 retail stores and counters in Asia selling over 700 brands of skincare, fragrance, make-up and hair care, body care products, health and beauty supplements including own-brands and exclusive products. The Group employs approximately 5,000 staff in five markets across the region, covering Hong Kong & Macau, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan Region.

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