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Workshop on microplastic particles


This workshop is organised to discuss the outcome of the call for evidence held to support our investigation into a possible restriction on the intentional use of microplastic particles in consumer and professional products.

The workshop will supplement the information obtained from the call for evidence with the intention of facilitating constructive dialogue between stakeholders on the key issues relevant to a potential restriction on the intentional uses of microplastic particles under REACH.

Key issues for discussion include the appropriate definition of microplastic particles, the hazard and risk of microplastic particles in the environment and the appropriate scope of any restriction on their use, taking into account the impacts on society.


Participation is by invitation only. Submit an expression of interest to join by 11 May 2018, 23:59 (Helsinki time).

Expression of interest form

Participants are expected to actively contribute to discussions within the plenary and the working groups. Priority for attending will be given to participants that have submitted information to our call for evidence on intentionally added microplastic particles and completed the expression of interest form.

Date and venue

30 to 31 May 2018

European Chemicals Agency
Annankatu 18
00120, Helsinki


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The workshop is free-of-charge. Participants are required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.


For suggestions or questions about the workshop, contact us.

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