EU, Policy and Regulation

Europe’s microplastics ban will affect more than just glitter

Microplastics glitter
Under the European Commission’s restriction, non-degradable synthetic polymers under 5mm in size will gradually be phased out of various product types (Photo: Nanihta/Envato)

The EU’s microplastics restriction, dubbed ‘the glitter ban’, has come into effect. Industry figures highlight that once fully rolled out, it will affect a lot more than just loose glitter

On October 17, the European Commission’s restriction on intentionally added microplastics came into effect. Under the ban, non-degradable ...

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