ECHA has started preparing restriction proposals for oxo-plastics

25 January 2018

The Commission has asked ECHA to prepare proposals for possible restrictions concerning oxo-plastics and intentionally added microplastic particles. These activities support the Commission’s plastics strategy, which was made public on 16 January 2018.
Current evidence suggests a potential risk to the environment and human health from microplastic particles that are intentionally added to certain consumer or professional products such as cosmetics, detergents and paint. Oxo-plastics, also called oxo-degradable plastics, facilitate the rapid degradation of polymer materials into very small particles, and may potentially contribute to microplastic pollution (News Release ECHA, 17 January 2018).
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