NEW REGULATIONS: Microbeads in toiletries


The following message from Environment and Climate Change Canada is in regards to new regulations for microbeads in toiletries that could affect your company.


Importing, manufacturing and selling of toiletry products are subject to upcoming prohibitions outlined in these new regulations. 

It is important that you take action now to identify any product lines at your business that may be covered by Regulations, containing plastic mircobeads, and confirm their contents, to ensure you will be in compliance when the prohibitions come into effect.

 

Requirement Deadline Date
Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations come into force January 1, 2018
Manufacture and import of toiletries containing microbeads prohibited (excluding natural health products and non-prescription drugs) January 1, 2018
Manufacture and import of toiletries containing microbeads prohibited (including natural health products and non-prescription drugs) July 1, 2018
Sale of toiletries containing microbeads prohibited (excluding natural health products and  non-prescription drugs) July 1, 2018
Sale of toiletries containing microbeads prohibited (including natural health products and  non-prescription drugs) July 1, 2019

For more information about the new regulations, click here.

For further information on the Government of Canada's actions on microbeads, click here.