The article reviews the main initiatives to address the environmental problem of microplastics in the cosmetic field, covering both actions promoted by the industry itself and legislative initiatives at European level. Among the first, the commitment to eliminate the use of microbeads in clarified cosmetics stands out, with the objective of their total elimination in 2020, having already achieved in 2018 to reduce their use by 97.6%.
Among the initiatives of the European Union, within the European Strategy on Plastics, a restriction on intentionally released microplastics that would affect, among others, cosmetic products is currently being discussed. In this case, the proposal, that according to the procedure proposed could be effective as of 2021, raises the prohibition of marketing cosmetic products containing microplastics in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.01% w / w.
In short, thanks to the determined collaboration of the industry and the planned legislative changes, the end of microplastics in cosmetics is expected imminent.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1624″ img_size=”full” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Más info:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1620″ img_size=”full” onclick=”img_link_large”][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1621″ img_size=”full” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]