Notification Detail

The Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (5 page(s), in English)
Reference: G/TBT/N/GBR/33

Date of arrival: 2019 January 18     -     Final date for comments: 2019 April 18

Description

The draft regulations prohibit the manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds. In the draft regulations: • "plastic" means a synthetic polymeric substance that can be moulded, extruded or physically manipulated into various solid forms and that retains its final manufactured shape during use in its intended applications; • "plastic-stemmed cotton bud" means a rod of plastic which has cotton wrapped around both ends; Enforcement officers have powers of entry to carry out the necessary investigations in order to determine whether an offence has been committed. Breach of a prohibition is an offence, and a person guilty of an offence is liable: 1. on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £5000; 2. on conviction on indictment, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 or both. The draft regulations apply to Scotland only.

Objectives

Protection of Animal or Plant Life or Health
Protection of Environment

Fields of Activity

Cosmetics. Toiletries

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