Look for the Zero
Which products can you use safely, and which should you avoid?
Research (UNEP; Tauw; ECHA) shows that many more types of plastics are added to personal care products than just the ‘classic’ plastic microbeads: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or Nylon. For most of these plastics, their safety for environmental and human health is not guaranteed. To make sure that cosmetic products are completely free of harmful microplastic ingredients, you need a guarantee. Our Zero Plastic Inside logo is such a guarantee. The brands and companies that do not use harmful microplastic ingredients in their products can carry the ‘Zero Plastic Inside’ logo. At a glance, this logo makes it clear to consumers that a product is guaranteed 100% free of harmful microplastic ingredients.
Starting 1st January 2022, the Zero Plastic Inside logo is no longer provided free of charge. To cover our administration costs, we have come to a decision to charge an assessment fee of 10 euros per product. If your application is approved you do not need to pay an annual fee for the first year. After the first year, you will be required to pay an annual fee depending on the size of your brand. Additionally, we ask the brands to sign our statement: “We as a producer declare that we produce products that are 100 % free of harmful microplastics under the brand name […]”.
If you are a brand that wants to obtain the ZERO certification, contact us!