Published: 17 June 2024  (Updated: 09 July 2024)

Will the upcoming EU REACH Microplastics Restriction be Implemented in the UK?

The EU REACH restriction on microplastics was published in September 2023.  It impacts any solid, synthetic, non-biodegradable polymer in any cosmetic product, and will therefore have an extremely significant impact on all cosmetic product categories.

This legislation is not applicable in the GB market, which follows UK REACH instead as of 1 January 2021. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out its own evidence project on microplastics to assess the most suitable regulatory management for the UK market. 

Learn about the EU REACH microplastics restriction and the work done by the UK, by joining CTPA at its webinar on the EU REACH microplastics restriction on 27 June 2024 at 10.00-11.30.  The webinar aims to explain companies what the requirements under this restriction are, from those related to ingredients and formulations, as well as product labelling and reporting obligations.

The webinar will cover the following key topics:

  1. What is a microplastic and how to assess if your ingredients are in scope
  2. Timelines and transition periods
  3. Tools to help companies plan for compliance
  4. FAQs and case studies
  5. Possible legislative activity in the UK

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Please visit the event page to register here.


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