Reports

NGOs Position for an Impactful Restriction of Microplastics

Lead Organization: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth, ReThink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic Members

Author: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth, ReThink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic Members

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The Commission has requested ECHA to prepare a proposal to restrict intentionally used microplastics as part of the actions for curbing plastic waste and littering of the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. Members of #breakfreefromplastic are deeply concerned with the potentially very broad proposed derogations regarding allegedly biodegradable microplastics and unduly long transitional periods, as they will considerably undermine the capacity of the restriction to achieve its objective.