- March 15, 2019
Coop has had enough – bans PFAS in all cosmetics
Last week, Coop Denmark informed its suppliers that all purchases of cosmetic products containing PFAS will be stopped immediately, even those from well-known international brands. With no more purchases being made, PFAS in cosmetics will disappear completely from the shelves of Coop Denmark by early September 2019.
“We have a great focus on protecting our customers from exposure to chemical substances that can contribute to a harmful cocktail effect. By taking the lead, we hope that the entire international beauty industry can be encouraged to find better alternatives”, says Malene Teller Blume, Quality Manager at Coop Denmark, in a press release.
Last year, ChemSec reported on the decision of six of the world’s biggest cosmetics brands to start phasing out PFAS from their products.
“We hope the entire international beauty industry can be encouraged to find better alternatives”
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation had started an internet campaign to bring attention to the problem, resulting in over 1,500 consumers sending e-mails to cosmetics producers around the world, encouraging them to remove these hazardous chemicals from their products.
“It means a lot when companies are responsible and go beyond the flawed legislation”, Karin Lexén, the General Secretary of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, said at the time.
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