Sustainability and packaging waste are recent hot topics in the European Union commission and obviously any new change in the regulation will directly affect cosmetic products being sold on the market.
One of the recent additions to this series of regulations is a new “guideline regarding single-use plastic products”.
At PCR, we keep our eyes open for all the changes coming on the market. Based on the new guideline regarding single-ues plastic products, here is what you need to know:
Are your wet wipes made of non-natural polymers or polymers that have been chemically modified?
Examples of materials are: polyester, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA).
This is the list of wet wipes that is included in the directive for personal care:
A new obligatory symbol on your label (Deadline: 4th of July 2022)
Exempt from this new guideline:
Examples of non-chemically modified wipe materials are viscose and lyocell.
If wipes are indented for professional use such as medical or healthcare wipes