France microbead ban scheduled for January 2018

Country edges closer to prohibiting the placement on the market of cosmetics containing microplastics

France has notified the European Commission of a decree prohibiting the placement on the market of rinse-off cosmetic products containing microbeads.

The European Commission confirmed with Cosmetics Business that the notification, made on 12 October, was in the framework of an EU Directive, which requires member states to inform the commission and other member states of draft technical regulations for products and information society services before adoption.

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