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EU will force cosmetic companies to pay to reduce microplastic pollution

EU has structured new regulations in a bid to clean the environment where cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies will pay more to clean up microplastic pollution they dispose in urban waste waters. In the drafted rules dubbed as “polluter pays principle” the two companies will have to cover at least 80% of the extra costs needed to get rid of tiny pollutants that are dirtying urban wastewater. Virginijus Sinkevičius, the bloc’s environment commissioner, said the steps would safeguard citizens from harmful discharges of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that end up in water bodies. “This will make our water cleaner and protect our health.” The rules, which have been agreed by the European parliament and council of Europe but not yet formally adopted, bulk up requirements to remove nutrients from water and set new standards for micropollutants. They also broaden the areas covered by the law. Source - The Guardian Read More- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/29/eu-will-force-cosmetic-companies-to-pay-to-reduce-microplastic-pollution

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  • Abraham Jok Atem

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    This is quite encouraging and motivating towards achieving greener environment

    • Jane Wangui

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      For us to go green,the government should be involved as it plays the most important role In making sure things are done in the right way.

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      • johnte ndeto

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        Micro plastics can be a menace and any measures towards controlling the same is welcome

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          10 w

          A very brilliant proposal that will see an end to the impunity by most of the companies

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          • George Kariuki

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            I hope this initiative inspires similar action across the globe, marking a turning point in the fight against plastic pollution and climate change.

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            • We Don't Have Time

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                This is bold move, to ensure these companies are responsible and to keep the environment clean

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                • dickson mutai

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                  Polluter pays principle, great steps to be taken

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                  • Gorffly mokua

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                    This is a significant and commendable move by the EU to address microplastic pollution.

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                    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                      The EU's move to force cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies to pay for reducing microplastic pollution is a significant step toward environmental responsibility. The "polluter pays principle" in the drafted rules underscores a commitment to addressing the impact of microplastics on urban wastewater. By requiring companies to cover at least 80% of the extra costs for eliminating these pollutants, the EU aims to safeguard citizens from harmful discharges, promoting cleaner water and better health. The agreement by the European Parliament and Council of Europe, pending formal adoption, signals a strengthened regulatory framework to address micropollutants and nutrient removal, contributing to the broader fight against climate change.

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                      • Joseph Githinji

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                        @rukia_ahmed_abdi A great move to enhance sustainability from the EU.

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                      • Princess

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                        This move encourages corporate responsibility and contributes to the broader goal of protecting our ecosystems.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

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                          @princess_nel_268 A great way to make this industries responsible and reduce pollution to make a sustainable environment now and in the future.

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                        • Tabitha Kimani

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                          Accountability should be enforced, and this is a great way.

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                          • Joseph Githinji

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                            @tabitha_kimani congratulations to the EU for this bold step.

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                          • Kevin

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                            This is brilliant and will force most of the cosmetic companies to review how they operate.

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                            • Saustine Lusanzu

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                              @Kevin sure it is a brilliant

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                              • Joseph Githinji

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                                @Kevin a great way to enhance accountability from the cosmetic industries.

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                              • Munene Mugambi

                                10 w

                                Finally an initiative to reduce micro plastics dumping in our water bodies leading to unimaginable future environmental problems

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                                • Joseph Githinji

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                                  @munene_mugambi A great pathway to clean our water systems and keep our cities clean.

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                                • CHRIS NGATIA

                                  10 w

                                  This is a great step in the maintenance of the environment

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                                  • Munene Mugambi

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                                    @chris_ngatia I agree with this assessment as it makes sure these organisations look for better ways to dispose their waste and not just dump it and make it our problem

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                                    • Joseph Githinji

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                                      @munene_mugambi True, it is a great regulation to ensure there's is responsibility from companies polluting the environment.

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                                    • Sarah Chabane

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                                      This is more than needed!

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                                    • Richard S

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                                      Baseline

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                                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                                        Everyone should be engaged in the protection of the environment, this is a bold move

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                                        • Joseph Githinji

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                                          @saustine_lusanzu A great move indeed.

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                                          • CHRIS NGATIA

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                                            @saustine_lusanzu this is a very bold move indeed . It will very much protect our environment

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                                            • Munene Mugambi

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                                              @saustine_lusanzu And everyone is responsible for their activities and if those activities affect our planet, one is therefore liable to make amends or pay for it.

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                                              • Gorffly mokua

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                                                @saustine_lusanzu Agree! No one should be excluded.

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                                              • walter lungayi

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                                                This is a positive step towards addressing the issue of microplastic pollution and holding cosmetic companies accountable for their impact on the environment.

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                                                • Saustine Lusanzu

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                                                  @walter_lungayi exactly

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                                                  • Joseph Githinji

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                                                    @walter_lungayi great steps to enhance responsibility in conservation of the environment.

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                                                    • Gorffly mokua

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                                                      @walter_lungayi Absolutely! Addressing the issue of microplastic pollution is crucial, and holding cosmetic companies accountable is a positive step towards environmental responsibility.

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                                                      • Jane Wangui

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                                                        @walter_lungayi laws should be put in place and those who violate action should be punished seriously.

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