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EU Chemicals Agency proposes ban on deliberately added microplastics to combat pollution

Friday, January 18, 2019

The EU Chemicals Agency ECHA on Friday proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 to combat pollution. The tiny bits of plastic pollution end up in waterways and oceans, giving rise to increasing concern among scientists about their effect on marine ecosystems. The European Commission, which estimates that between 70,000 and 200,000 tonnes of microplastics enter…