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Position paper - Reflections on the ECHA draft restriction on intentionally added microplastics

20 May 2019
All Committees

The American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) has been actively engaged on microplastics, highlighting the need for a science-based and European approach to tackle this global issue. It is of upmost importance to protect the aquatic environment and support European, as well as global goals to significantly reduce the amount of plastic marine litter. In that respect, the European Commission’s decision in the Plastics Strategy to address microplastics via the chemicals legislation framework and mandating the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to propose a draft restriction by January 2019 was warmly welcomed. Since the publication of the draft restriction proposal1, AmCham EU has considered its content and implications very carefully and would like to highlight some concerns, reflections and comments.

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