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EU Proposes Ban on 90 Percent of Microplastics Intentionally Added to Products

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The European Union is considering a ban on 90 percent of the microplastics that are intentionally added to products such as paints, cosmetics and detergents, beginning in 2020. The tiny, barely visible bits of plastic, typically less than 0.2 inches in diameter, have been showing up in oceans, fish, flying insects, the Antarctic, tap water,…

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