On 17th October, Jeroen Dagevos (the Head of Programmes of Plastic Soup Foundation) presented the need for an EU ban on all microplastics in cosmetics at the “Microplastics: Enjoy your meal” press conference in Brussels. Plastic Soup Foundation has drafted a position paper articulating the context and urgency for a EU-wide ban on microplastics in cosmetics. The European Union is urged to:
- Consider a ban on not only rinse-off products but also other kinds of cosmetics with microplastic ingredients.
- Reconsider the current exception of polymers from registration and evaluation under REACH.
- Issue and enforce a new EU regulation to ban all polymer ingredients that are persistent, bioaccumulative and/or toxic to ecosystems.
This position paper is supported and undersigned by 20 organisations from Europe. To read the entire position paper, please click here.