German shoppers have been stockpiling glitter as an EU ban on microbeads approaches. Loose glitter will no longer be sold in the European Union from October 15 as part of a wider drive to reduce the release of microplastics into the environment.
The International Fragrance Association and Cosmetics Europe have issued a statement welcoming the European Parliament’s support for the revision of the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP).
French prosecutors are currently investigating a transaction between Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, and a Russian businessman over suspicions of possible money laundering.
The UK’s Office for Product Safety and Standards has invited interested parties to submit any scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of nanomaterials used in cosmetics.
The European Commission has begun a process to end animal testing for chemicals across Europe gradually.
Unilever has announced its compliance with any future conscription of its Russian employees for deployment to Ukraine.
Symrise is petitioning the European Union’s General Court to annul the European Commission’s decision to raid fragrance companies in the pursuit of information that would inform any anti-trust case brought against the industry, according to a report published by Reuters.
Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention has labelled Unilever, P&G and Yves Rocher as international sponsors of war. The classification follows a Russian mandate that all big firms operating in the country contribute directly to its war chest, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Zalando will challenge its classification under the European Union’s Digital Services Act in the Court of Justice; the first legal dispute to arise from the new legislation, according to a report published by Reuters.
Albania is poised to legalise cannabis for medical and industrial use, according to a report published by Balkan Insight.