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Position paper CropLife Europe’s position on Microplastics


  1. CropLife Europe (CLE) advocates for a transition period of 11 years for crop protection products, seed treatments and coatings. This is to allow sufficient time for the supply chain to formulate new material and have them approved under the EU regulatory system.

  2. We support a size limit that does not go below 0.1 μm (= 100 nm) as proposed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to ensure compliance and enforceability.

  3. We support the biodegradability criteria as proposed by ECHA.