WECF and other organisations ask European Commission to reject authorization of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic
WECF and 54 other European and International civil society organisations have sent a letter to the EC
WECF and 54 other European and International civil society organisations have sent a letter to the European Commission asking to reject the authorization of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic.
The organisations give 7 reasons for their request:
- By granting authorisation for the use of DEHP in a wide range of PVC products and in recycled PVC plastic, the Commission will fail the main objective of REACH
- DEHP is highly toxic and hormonally active
- DEHP is widely used such that there is ongoing exposure
- Alternatives to DEHP are widely available
- The applicants did not fulfil the conditions necessary for granting an authorization
- ECHA’s opinion to allow the ongoing use of DEHP in a wide range of PVC plastic products is the result of a secretive and procedurally flawed process
- ECHA’s Socio Economic Assessment Committee (SEAC) rubber stamps ‘business as usual’ over innovation and safer products
The full letter can be read here.
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