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The Ministry of Environment and Energy of Sweden has proposed M2017/01733/R Ordinance amending the Chemicals Products (Handling, Import and Export Prohibitions) Ordinance (1998:944) that aims to prohibit microplastics in cosmetics.

This draft ordinance prohibits the use of microplastic particles of less than 5 mm in size in any dimension from rinse-off cosmetic products.

The ordinance is open for consultation until September 4, 2017. The proposed date of enforcement is January 1, 2018.

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