• INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST MICROPLASTIC INGREDIENTS IN COSMETICS - Supported by 100 NGOs from 42 countries and regions. Already 448 brands from 119 different manufacturers promised to remove plastic microbeads from their products.
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Tiny plastic particles are often used in your cosmetics and personal care products as a scrubbing agent, emulsifying agent or just as cheap fillers! Washing your face or brushing your teeth with the cosmetics containing microplastics can harm the ocean, yourself and your children. Beat the Microbead!


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    • BEAT THE MICROBEAD COALITION: “THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH!” Amsterdam, 30 January 2019 – The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) proposed today, on request of the European Commission, to ban intentionally added microplastics in cosmetics, detergents, paints, agricultural and industrial products. These …

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    • Less is more, but only with the best active ingredients. That is exactly what Jochem Hes and Sjoerd Trompetter thought when they became dads in 2013. A whole new world opened up to them but they also found out that even baby care products contain harmful …

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    • Glitters are spreading fast. Nowadays they are found in products such as nail polish, hairspray, shampoo and suntan lotion. Then there are the party-glitters that you put on your face. It all seems harmless and nice, but it is not. Glitters are predominantly made of plastic, …

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    • In October 2018, Cosmetics Business published an article titled “Microplastics: The Plastics Industry’s Verdict”. The article briefly summarizes a speech by Dr Christian Block of PlasticsEurope about the question: “What is the plastic industry itself doing to address the microplastics issue?”. According to the article, Dr Block makes …

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