EU to apply broad microplastics ban from next year

“The EU’s chemicals regulator has proposed a wide-ranging ban on microplastics that is expected to reduce 400,000 tonnes of microplastic pollution within 20 years.

The ban, suggested by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), is set to remove 36,000 tonnes of “intentionally added” microplastics from various products.

Starting from 2020, the new limitations will cover 90 per cent of products and prohibits their use within the EU.”

Full article here at Green News ie:

https://greennews.ie/echa-proposes-broad-microplastic-ban/

Bernard Moffatt
Celtic League

GREENNEWS.IE
 
January 31st, 2019 The EU’s chemicals regulator has proposed a wide-ranging ban on microplastics that is expected to reduce 400,000 tonnes of microplastic pollution within 20 years. The ban, suggested by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), is set to remove 36,000 tonnes of “intentionally adde
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