Intention to restrict oxo-degradable plastics withdrawn

On 8 May 2019, ECHA withdrew the intention to investigate the need for a restriction on oxo-degradable plastics.

The withdrawal comes after a Commission request following the adoption of the directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. The new legislation restricts the placing on the EU market of any product made from oxo-degradable plastics two years after the directive enters into force.