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  • June 20, 2024
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EEB Advocates for Phasing Out PVC Based on ECHA Report Findings

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The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) advocates for the phase-out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as the most effective and future-proof risk management measure, citing a new report from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The EEB emphasizes that the report highlights the significant environmental and health hazards associated with PVC, due to the release of harmful substances like dioxins and phthalates during its production, use, and disposal.

According to the EEB, the ECHA report supports their longstanding position that eliminating PVC is essential to mitigate its adverse impacts. The EEB believes that the report's findings reinforce the need for urgent regulatory action to remove PVC from the market and promote safer alternatives that pose less risk to human health and the environment.

The EEB argues that phasing out PVC aligns with the European Green Deal's objectives and the EU's commitment to a circular economy, by reducing toxic substances and preventing plastic pollution. They call on policymakers to take decisive steps based on the ECHA report’s recommendations to protect public health and ensure a sustainable future. For further information, visit


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