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Canada Gazette has issued Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations aiming to ban microbeads on toiletries and personal care products.

Specifically, this bans the manufacture and import of personal care products containing plastic microbeads equal to or below 5mm in size.

Toiletries means any personal hair, skin, teeth or mouth care products for cleansing or hygiene, including exfoliants and any of those products that is also a natural health product as defined in the Natural Health Products Regulations or a non-prescription drug.

This regulation shall be enforced starting January 1, 2018.

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