Preparation of sectoral agreement on elimination of microplastic in cosmetic and other consumption products
by Belgium (Federal Minister of Environment) (Government)
The Federal Minister of Environment, Mrs. Marie Christine Marghem, and the DETIC (Belgian and Luxembourg association for producers and distributors of cosmetics, cleaning and maintenance products, adhesives and sealants) commit to the preparation of a sectoral agreement that aims at eliminating microplastics from consumer products covered by the association, in particular cosmetic products. The agreement includes four commitments : scientific knowledge monitoring, adjustment process, communication and training, and the development of specific sectoral actions.
The sectoral agreement firstly intends to substitute plastic microbeads used to exfoliate or cleanse the human body from rinse off cosmetic products present on the Belgian market.
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
- Plastics product bans or restrictions
No placing on the Belgian market (by members of DETIC) of rinse off cosmetic products that contains plastic microbeads
Staff / Technical expertise
Involved governemental staff and private partners
Time-frame: June 2017 - January 2020
Federal Minister of Environment of Belgium (government)
DETIC, Belgian and Luxembourg association for producers and distributors of cosmetics, cleaning and maintenance products, adhesives and sealants (private sector)
Allal Mesrar, Advisor European & International Affairs, Allal.email@example.com, +32 (0)2 790 57 09