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France Notifies EC on Ban of Cotton Buds with Plastic Stems

November 7, 2016

France has sent a notification to the European Commission (EC) on its ‘Decree Prohibiting the Placement on the Market of Cotton Buds for Domestic Use which Have a Plastic Stem, Provided for in the Second Paragraph of Point III of Article L541-10-5 of the Environmental Code.’ It bans cotton buds - for domestic use - that have a plastic stem.

The ban is part of the country's legislative provisions to reduce plastic marine litter.

It will take effect on January 1, 2020.



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