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EU proposes to ban 'intentionally' added micro plastics to products

Jan 31, 2019 17:46 IST

The European Union (EU) has proposed a ban on all 'intentionally' added micro plastics to cosmetic products as well as other products including paints, detergents and agricultural fertilisers. Replacing micro plastics in cosmetic products could hit the beauty industry the hardest, forcing the industry to find new alternatives for almost 24,172 formulas. If the policy comes into effect, micro plastics released into the environment, would be reduced by approximately 400 thousand tonnes over 20 years.

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