Current Regulations

Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations (SOR/2017-111)

The Regulations will prohibit the manufacture, import, and sale of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads, including non-prescription drugs and natural health products. The types of toiletries covered include products such as bath and body products, skin cleansers and toothpaste.

Contact Information:

Manager, Products Division, Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-938-4483
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2016-11-05 Vol. 150, No. 45
Part 2: 2017-06-14 Vol. 151, No. 12

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