PVC industry's selective approach with environmental claims

Repeated claims made by the PVC industry this year that scientific evidence backs the plastic as "environmentally sound" have failed to dispel concerns about its potential environmental effects. Several European countries have instigated moves to phase out the use of lead stabilisers and phthalate plasticisers in PVC, and to divert more PVC away from landfill and incineration. Meanwhile, another three companies have joined a group of UK retailers examining the plastic's environmental credentials.

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