Status: 28.10.2023, 09:00 a.m.
The sale of make-up containing microplastics has been banned in European Union member states since 15 October. © Mayr/Archive
The sale of make-up containing microplastics has been banned in EU member states since 15 October. For the fools in the district, this does not dampen the anticipation of 11.11.
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen – In the fight against global pollution, the European Union (EU) has issued a new regulation: Since October 15, 2023, microplastics and products to which they are added may no longer be sold in EU member states so that fewer particles enter the environment and oceans.
EU glitter ban: fools left in the county
The ban also applies to cosmetics with glitter, such as the widely used glittering carnival make-up, as it is known from drugstores and specialist retailers. Glitter is a mixture of very small, light-reflecting plastic, glass, plastic or metal particles, to which dyes have usually been added. The fools in the county are completely relaxed about the ban.
"We haven't noticed anything about it yet," says the "Kinschdarfer Maschkera" when asked by our newspaper. "Our preparations are underway, this time it's going to be something bigger again," reveals club chairman Johannes Köglsperger on this occasion – without going into detail. The glitter ban leaves him cold.
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"We mainly have children who perform and they don't wear make-up," explains Franz Hübler from Wolfratshausen's Narreninsel. "Incidentally, our parents are very caring and always take care of the children in the best possible way." If anything, the young people of the island of fools would put on make-up for their performances – but always with cosmetics "that they also use in everyday life," Hübler knows.
EU glitter ban: "Let's wait and see"
People in Benediktbeuern are also surprised by the news. "Your phone call is the first time I've heard about the ban," says Veronika Wörner of the "Beira Maschkera" and laughs. "Is this a story like the plastic straws?" The anticipation of the foolish season, which begins on November 11 at 11:11 a.m., cannot be dampened by the glitter ban.
Although the guards of the Bichl-based association are neatly decorated with glitter on their faces – "because that's part of it" – there is still a generous supply of cosmetics to fall back on. "Wait and see" is the slogan of the "Beira Mashkera". Nd
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