EU restricts intentionally added microplastics
The rules are expected to prevent the release of about half a million tonnes of microplastics into the environment.
The European Commission has adopted measures to restrict intentionally added microplastics such as those found in cosmetics, detergents, glitter, fertilisers, and toys, just to name a few products. The new rules are expected to prevent the release to the environment of about half a million tonnes of microplastics.
I especially like this quote from the article:
- Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market - 24/09/2023
I wonder how our laws on microplastics compare in Canada and the US? I did some quick googling and saw that both countries have laws against microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, etc., but they didn't seem as robust as the new European Commission rules.