Belgium gears up for voluntary microplastics ban
Chemical Watch | February 13, 2019
Belgian industry is giving its "full support" to a voluntary agreement to phase out microplastics in all rinse-off cosmetic products and toothpastes by 31 December, a key trade body has said. Detic – the Belgian and Luxembourg association for producers and distributors of cosmetics, cleaning and maintenance products, adhesives, sealants, biocides and aerosols – and the Belgian environment ministry signed the commitment in January last year. Ahead of the deadline, Detic has ramped up communication activities and guidance to members, paying particular attention to SMEs, it told Chemical Watch. It is also planning training courses this year and has been collaborating with the plastics sector, and its parallel associations in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries and the UK.