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On November 24, 2018 Environment and Climate Change Canada has published the Proposed Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans with respect to Triclosan in certain products.

Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent and preservative used mostly in consumer products, such as personal care items, cleaning products and non-prescription drugs.

This proposed notice would require any manufacturer or importer of cosmetics, natural health products and drugs to prepare and implement a plan to prevent triclosan pollution. Anyone using or importing more than 100kg in a calendar year for these purposes would be subject to the requirement.

However, this would not apply to quantities of triclosan used to manufacture products that are exclusively destined for export or in products that are in transit through Canada.

This draft plan initiates a 60-day comment period closing on January 23, 2018.

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