Microplastics – Possible Ban on Intentional Use in Some European Consumer Products

According a December 9, 2020 European Chemicals Agency (EChA) news release  “… The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted an opinion “… which would ban microplastics in products such as cosmetics, detergents, fertilisers and … [other products] … The proposal aims to ban products from the European market that contain intentionally added microplastics if these are released to our environment when the products are used … ECHA will send the opinion … to the European Commission. Restrictions under the REACH Regulation are proposed by the European Commission, voted by the EU Member States in the REACH Committee and scrutinised by the Council and the European Parliament … The restriction proposal was developed in the context of the EU’s Plastics Strategy …” - The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2020/12/10/microplastics-possible-ban-on-intentional-use-in-some-european-consumer-products/ #MicroPlastics #EChA #SEAC