Cosmetic products that contain microplastics that are intended to be removed after use on skin, hair or mucous membranes.
Order on prohibition of microplastics in rinse-off cosmetic products.
The microplastic order contains a ban on the import, export and sale of rinse-off cosmetic products that contain microplastics.
Cosmetic products are defined as cosmetic products that are intended to be removed after use on skin, hair or mucous membranes.
Microplastics are defined as plastic in a solid state that are less or equal to 5 mm in all dimensions and that are insoluble in water, and that do not meet the criteria of being easily biodegradable according to OECD Test Guideline 301. Thereby, rinse-off cosmetic products that contain microplastics that meet the criteria set out in OECD Test Guideline 301 are exempt from the prohibition. In addition, transit goods and private exports and import for own non-commercial uses are exempt from the prohibition.