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.
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