The Canadian government has announced its proposed ‘Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations (under Canadian Environmental Protection Act).’
The regulations cover the prohibition of manufacture, import, sale or offer for sale of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads. It applies to non-prescription drugs, natural health products, and products for exfoliating or cleansing.
It aims provide environment protection through reduction of plastic microbeads in the country’s ecosystems.
It was proposed to take effect on January 1, 2018 while the prohibition of sale or offer for sale on July 1, 2018. Prohibitions for the manufacture and import of exfoliating or cleansing non-prescription drugs and natural health products with plastic microbeads will be implemented on July 1, 2018, with a prohibition on the sale or offer for sale of these products by July 1, 2019.
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