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#OceanAction19108
Regulations to Ban Microbeads in Toiletries
by Canada (Government)
By Summer 2017, Canada is targeting publication of the Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations that will prohibit the manufacture, import and sale of all toiletries that contain plastic microbeads including cosmetics, non-prescription drugs and natural health products.
Progress reports
14.1
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
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
January 2018
The manufacture or import of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads would be prohibited unless the toiletries are also natural health products or non-prescription drugs, in which case the prohibition would begin July 1, 2018.
July 2018
The sale of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads would be prohibited unless the toiletries are also natural health products or non-prescription drugs, in which case the prohibition would begin July 1, 2019.
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Significant Government of Canada technical, in kind and financial resources have been committed to bring this permanent regulation into force.
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - July 2019
Partners
Canada
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mary Ellen Perkin, Products Division Environment and Climate Change Canada , products.produits@ec.gc.ca, 819-938-4483 / 1-888-391-3426
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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