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ECHA Exploring Cosmetic Microplastic Restrictions Under New EU Plastics Strategy

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

As part of its newly released plastics strategy, the European Commission has asked ECHA to prepare a proposal for restricting use of intentionally added microplastic particles in products including cosmetics. Industry groups will be weighing in on the initiative, which comes as a response to environmental concerns and increasing regulatory action at the EU member state level.


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