State controls on microplastics pollution in Denmark city have been increased by an opposition party deal in the government. In previous year, it declared an action plan on decreasing plastic waste, which was shadowed by an agreement on January 30th laying out actions for the next 4 years.
The action plan contains four initiatives precisely aiming microplastics, with a ban in cosmetics. In previous year, Denmark specified its intention to announce a temporary prevention on microplastics with cosmetics until an EU-wide plan comes into action. It is also planning to extend the prohibition to overall cosmetic products in coming three years.
It came soon before Echa’s journal of its REACH Annex XV restriction file based on the use of purposely added microplastic elements in all professional and consumer use products. In its scheme, Denmark will also form a national research and invention network. This will confirm the exchange of knowledge and form collaboration between number of different research projects based on microplastics both nationally and internationally.
The team will comprise authorities, advisers, academics, customers and interest organizations and will be associated with the national plastics Centre.
The Denmark government is also boarding on the following exercises:
- Sewage Sludge Microplastics
This needs to be recorded, the Denmark government said. Additional knowledge is needed on how much is existent, comprising the overall environmental impact at the time of wastewater sludge is expand on agriculture land.
- Release from artificial grass pitches and probable alternatives:
Measures and means of microplastic expand from artificial pitches to the environment need also be recognized “more specifically” with a view to considering weather initiatives are must to avoid this. Any other probable alternatives to elastic granulate, such as coconut fibers or cork granules, should also be measured.
Numerous EU member positions have already announced, or are introducing, prohibitions on the usage of microplastics in some types of products, mostly concerning number of cosmetic products.