Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association lodges formal objection to UK microbeads ban

October 11, 2017 Written by 
Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association lodges formal objection to UK microbeads ban Greenpeace UK

The Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has lodged a formal objection with the European Commission in relation to the proposed UK ban on the use of microbeads in all rinse-off cosmetics, according to a report published by the Daily Mail.

The proposed ban would cover make-up as well as scrubs, which, says the CTPA, is too wide a scope. Instead, the industry body claims, the ban should be limited to exfoliating products.

“The ban announced by the UK government is world-leading in its ambition to successfully put a stop to this source of marine pollution. A weakening of the ban would prevent effective, robust legislation and would allow damaging microbeads to continue flowing into our seas,” said a coalition of Greenpeace UK, the Environmental Investigation Agency, Fauna and Flora International and the Marine Conservation Society in a joint statement.

 

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