Committed to the sea
The cosmetics industry confirms the voluntary reduction of microplastics use by 97.6% in rinse-off products, and brings forward by two years its commitment to eliminate them by 2020.
Rapid and substantial reduction by 97.6% in the use of microplastics in cosmetic products.
The latest report by Cosmetics Europe monitoring the use of microplastics in rinse-off cosmetic products, in which Stanpa had an active role, showed a rapid and substantial reduction by 97.6% in the use of microplastics in cosmetics, exfoliators and cleansing products from 2012-2017, even reaching the goal two years before the voluntarily agreed-on date.
This represents over 4,250 tonnes of plastic microbeads replaced and eliminated
Caring for the environment and sustainability are of prime importance to the European cosmetics and personal hygiene industry, and this voluntary rapid reduction in the use of microplastics is an example of this commitment and of its ability to change complex production systems very fast. The 97.6% reduction represents over 4,250 tonnes of plastic microbeads replaced and eliminated. It should also be pointed out that the microplastics reaching the oceans from the cosmetics industry has been estimated to be, at most, 0.1% to 1.5% of the total.