Mandatory Pollution Prevention Plans for Products that Contain Triclosan
By: Joe McCarthy, Lab Service Manager/Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, email
On October 10, 2020, Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued a notice for a mandatory pollution prevention plan that applies to any person that who uses more than 100 kg/yr or more of triclosan in the manufacture of cosmetics, natural health products, or drugs, or imports more than100 kg/yr of triclosan contained in cosmetics, natural health products or drugs.
The notice requires that anyone subject to the notice in 2020 prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan no later than October 10, 2023, to achieve a minimum 30% reduction and notify ECCC.
The notice requires that anyone subject to the notice in 2021 or later to prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan no later than 2 years from becoming subject in 2023 to achieve a minimum 95% reduction and notify ECCC.
The notice applies to cosmetics, natural health products, or drugs. It does not apply to general cleaning products.
The likely outcome of a P2 plan is that manufacturers and importers will formulate out of using triclosan.
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