Brune Poirson, French Deputy Minister for Environment

French Deputy Minister for Environment Brune Poirson, announced Wednesday, 1st of August, the launch of an "Ocean Mission" in order to tackle chemical and plastic pollutions. The project will include an inventory of the chemical substances that are particularly toxic for marine ecosystems and coral reefs while being present in consumer products such as cosmetics, sunscreens or detergents.

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) will take over responsibility for identifying the substances of greatest concern and “proposing appropriate regulatory measures.”