2021 Could Be Start Of Global Beauty Microplastic Purge
The European Union’s deliberations in 2021 on a proposed microplastic restriction will determine exactly what and when microplastic ingredients must be removed from cosmetic products on the EU market, likely with global ripple effects.
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The Personal Care Products Council’s government affairs heads, chief scientist and executive VP of global strategies discuss the trade association’s 2021 priorities and preoccupations.
The trade group stands ready to make introductions to its members with biopolymer programs as cosmetics manufacturers face a potential ban on non-biodegradable microplastic use under the European Chemicals Agency’s restriction proposal.
A combined final opinion on the European Chemicals Agency’s proposed microplastic restriction is expected from ECHA committees by year-end, at which point the European Commission will consider whether and when microplastic must be removed from all leave-on cosmetic products marketed in the EU.