( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-09-15 18:17:14 )
On July 10, 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China released Notice  No. 1146 defining the scope of the microbead ban in rinse-off cosmetic products.
According to Notice No. 1146, the prohibition applies to:
• Rinse-off cosmetic products intended for scrubbing, exfoliating, and cleaning etc. – including shower gels, facial cleaners, scrubs and shampoos
• Toothpastes and toothpowders
Microbeads are defined as:
• Intentionally added plastic particles which are less than 5 mm
This follows the NDRC’s Notice  No. 80, which banned the used of microbeads in cosmetic products. This was released on January 16, 2020. Notice No. 80 included a ban on:
• Manufacturing cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads – by the end of 2020
• Sale of cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads – by the end of 2022
Stakeholders are advised to now check their products comply with the ban, which will come into force by the end of 2020.
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