June 18, 2013 EurActive
Toxic substances contained in micro-plastic waste can enter the food chain through ingestion by marine fauna like sea cucumbers, plankton and mussels, claim the Dutch, who will call on EU environment ministers to address the issue at a...
Some cosmetic manufacturers like Beiersdorf, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and L'Oréal have already pledged to stop using micro-plastic scrub beads in their products, which would further justify an EU-wide ban.
“Since the cosmetics industry is already starting to take its share of responsibility, we would suggest considering a European ban on micro-plastics in cosmetics as a possible measure,” the Dutch said.... http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/dutch-want-mussels-free-micro-pl-news-528673
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