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Microplastics - Synthetic polymer microparticles

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
27/09/2023 17/10/2023 The EU has established several deadlines to phase-out intentionally added synthetic polymer microparticles from cosmetics. Additionally, it it has established further communication and labelling requirements. Deadlines for the ban: (1) October 17, 2023, exfoliating microbeads and plastic loose glitter (2) October 17, 2027 in rinse-off products (3) October 17, 2028 in waxes and polishes (3) October 17, 2029 synthetic polymer microplastics for encapsulation of fragrances, and in leave-on products (4) October 17, 2035 in lip products and make-up products Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 EC New EU restrictions on microplastics in cosmetic products