US States Take Aim At Microplastics Among ‘Overwhelming’ Number Of Bills With Cosmetics Relevance
Plastic concerns loom large in a growing patchwork of legislative proposals at the US state level with implications for cosmetics businesses.
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California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control proposes adding microplastics to its list of Candidate Chemicals, which would not have a regulatory impact at first but could lead to Priority Product selections, alternatives analyses, and regulatory responses to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts to public health and the environment. Microplastic-containing cosmetics are among products in the DTSC's line of sight.
Group Of European Firms Say EC’s Proposed Ban On Microplastics In Cosmetics Not ‘Far Or Fast Enough’
Firms removing microplastics from cosmetic products maintain European Commission’s deadline for removal across the sector is too generous. Weleda contends nine of 10 personal care products contain microplastics and 7 kg plastics a minute flushed into environment from cosmetics.
Kelly Dobos, a consultant, adjunct professor, and former president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, discusses the challenges facing beauty businesses and formulators, and the changes to cosmetic products that could be coming consumers’ way, under developing bans on microplastic use.