Clarification on REACH restriction on microplastics and glitter

On 17 October 2023 REACH restriction microplastics intentionally added to products start applying.

Following concern raised by professionals on glitter, the Commission just published Q&As informing stakeholders about its current thinking on the application of the microplastics restriction, including to plastic glitter on its own and in products.

The Commission is also working on a detailed Q&A document to help with the implementation of the new rules. The document is expected to be made available on this page by the end of 2023.