Microplastics are solid synthetic polymer (plastic) particles, insoluble in water. Due to their small size (<5mm) they often pass through sewage water filtration systems and can pollute waterways. Microplastics impact the food chain as they can be ingested by marine organisms.
Since 2014, PARKnSHOP Hong Kong has taken voluntary steps to remove microplastics from our Own Brand rinse-off cosmetics/personal care scrub products.
To further fulfill our responsibility to the environment, PARKnSHOP Hong Kong has decided to extend the ban to all branded rinse-off cosmetics/personal care products (including toothpastes) containing microplastics. We have written to our suppliers urging them to follow our aim to remove microplastics from their products and end the sales of such products at PARKnSHOP Hong Kong by end 2019.