EU initiative on microplastics pollution

The European Commission has just launched a public consultation related to the measures to reduce impact of microplastics pollution on the environment.

This initiative aims to tackle microplastics unintentionally released into the environment. It will focus on labelling, standardisation, certification and regulatory measures for the main sources of these plastics.

It aims to:

  • improve the science on the risks and occurrence of microplastics in the environment, tap water and food;
  • reduce environmental pollution and potential health risks, while respecting the principles of the single market and encouraging competitiveness and innovation.

The consultation is opened until 17 May 2022.