Microplastics – Intentionally Added

On June 10, 2020, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) https://echa.europa.eu/-/rac-backs-restricting-intentional-uses-of-microplastics “… adopted its opinion on ECHA’s proposal to restrict the use of microplastics that are intentionally added to products on the EU/EEA market, in concentrations of more than 0.01 % weight by weight. The proposal was considered appropriate for reducing releases to the environment … analytical methods for detecting microplastics in products (i.e. mixtures) are still in development … ECHA’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed on its draft opinion on the costs and benefits of this proposal for society … [because] microplastic pollution is irreversible and that early action to reduce emissions can be beneficial for society … A 60-day consultation of SEAC’s draft opinion will start soon …” #MicroPlastics