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European Cosmetics Association Advises Microbead Phase-Out By 2020

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Trade group says it will work to promote scientific decision making from EU authorities and develop global industry alignment while recommending that its members phase out use of synthetic, non-biodegradable plastic microbeads for exfoliating and cleansing purposes in rinse-off cosmetics by 2020.

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