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13-02-2020 Europese Parlement stemt tegen vrijstelling specifiek gerecycled PVC
Europese Parlement stemt tegen vrijstelling specifiek gerecycled PVC

Het Europese Parlement stemt tegen de vrijstelling voor het gebruik van specifiek bepaald gerecycled PVC

Op 12 februari 2020 heeft het Europese Parlement de ingediende motie van de Europese Commissie aangenomen om het gebruik van lood in kunststof te verminderen, met inbegrip van de eerder wel toegestane specifieke bepalingen voor gecontroleerde recycling toepassingen.

De managing director van EuPC, Alexandre Dangis zegt hier het volgende over: “We regret the decision of the European Parliament to vote against the proposed restriction on lead in PVC as proposed by the European Commission and the Member States. This vote disregards the fact that the restriction follows a scientific evaluation started by the European Chemicals Agency and its Committees already 5 years ago and resulted in a balanced risk management decision by the Commission and Member States.

This decision also postpones the ban on imports of articles containing lead, which was the first reason for proposing the restriction, and will furthermore create a non-level playing field for the European industry that voluntarily substituted this stabilizer.

This bad signal will again compromise the achievements of the Circular Plastics Alliance, at the minimum by creating more uncertainty for investment in recycling in Europe. The extent of the damages will now depend on the subsequent handling of the file by the European Commission.”

Zie ook het eerder verschenen nieuwsbericht NRK.

Bronnen: EuPC