The new rules prohibit not only makeup products, but also many other products containing sequins. This initiative aims to counter the negative effects of microplastics on the environment and human health. Make-up, lip and nail products will gradually be subjected to new rules; Slags present in rinsed products will be available until 16 December. October 2027 16, and in products that are not left until 16. October 2029 year. 2030. Microparticles of synthetic polymers used to encapsulate fragrances will be banned. As of 2031. In other news, The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2007 will apply to granules that fill synthetic surfaces in sports facilities. Finally, in 2035. In 2009, the ban will be extended to include lipsticks, nail polishes and make-up products.

This decision is part of the European Union’s strategy to combat pollution and the ecological transition. The European Commission explains that the new rules aim to prevent the release of around half a million tonnes of microplastics into the environment. Although gloss makes up a relatively small part of the total pollution, eliminating it is of paramount importance. Virginijus Sinkevicius, commissioner for environment, oceans and fisheries, said the ban on the deliberate addition of microplastics was a response to serious concerns about the environment and human health. Sinkevicius points out that these materials are already present in nature, as well as in food and drinking water.

The ban does not apply to sequins made from biodegradable, organic or water-soluble materials.
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