European Green Deal: Commission consults on reducing the release of microplastics into the environment

The European Commission launched a public consultation on how best to reduce the amount of unintentionally released microplastics into the environment. This public consultation will support the European Commission’s initiative on Microplastics pollution – measures to reduce impacts on the environment a key deliverable of the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Zero Pollution Action Plan.

The consultation focuses on sources which are known to release the largest quantity of microplastics are plastic pellets, synthetic textiles and tyres. Additional sources such as paints, geotextiles, and detergent capsules for laundry and dishwashers are also being evaluated.

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