FSAC Submits Comments to DTSC on Proposal to Add Microplastics to Candidate Chemicals List

On July 27, FSAC submitted comments to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products Program on the proposal to add microplastics to the Candidate Chemicals List.

Because the California legislature is currently working on a bill to address microplastics in the environment, FSAC does not believe that DTSC needs to add microplastics to the Candidate Chemicals List; however, the comments included recommendations to the Department should the proposal move forward.

Fragrance encapsulation is one of the leading scent delivery technologies used by the fragrance industry and its customers, enabling innovation to sustainably and efficiently deliver fragrance across a range of product categories.  FSAC welcomes discussion and proposals to restrict the use of intentionally added microplastic particles in products; however, an unbalanced action could undermine and discourage new innovations that will bring additional environmental benefits.

FSAC will continue to be an active participant on microplastics, both with DTSC and the California Legislature, with the end goal of achieving global harmonization on addressing the issue of intentionally added microplastics.