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Plastics recovery reach 50% and growth in demand outpace GDP by 50%

The plastics industry publishes its 17th report on trends in production, demand and recovery of plastics called the "Compelling Facts about Plastics 2006". The report can be downloaded in pdf format or ordered in printed form from the partners.

2006 was the year when recovery of plastics reached the 50% for the first time. Underpinned by strong growth in mechanical recycling as well as energy rec…

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PVC industry very concerned by EU decision to misuse the precautionary principle to restrict use of phthalates in toys

Brussels, 28 September 2004 – Following the decision by the EU Competitiveness Council to seek a permanent ban on the use of DBP, DEHP and BBP in all children's toys and childcare items and a ban on the use of three others - DINP, DIDP and DNOP - in toys and childcare items that can be put in the mouth by children under three years old the European PVC industry expressed its concern that political…

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European plastics industry reveals new look Aquaplastics website to raise money for Africa in 2004

The success of the charity web site, www.aquaplastics.org, in raising €150 000 for much needed water projects in Nigeria and Mali last year has prompted the European plastics industry to launch the project again in 2004.

(22/03/2004) The site aims to surpass the 1.5 million clicks generated last year to raise 150 000 euro for the vital work of international charity WaterAid.

As last …

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Reaching new levels for emulsion PVC

Spring 2004 will see the first verification of compliance against the ECVM Charter for Emulsion PVC production. Signed in February 1999, this charter committed Europe’s PVC manufacturers to reach tough emissions targets during the production of emulsion PVC – following on from the earlier S-PVC Charter.

Last year, reverification of the S-PVC Charter standards reported 93% compliance acro…

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Commitment continues despite Communication delay

As another year ends with still no European Commission Communication, the European PVC Industry is keen to underline its dedication to achieving sustainable production.

Speaking at the fourth global PVC conference in Dϋsseldorf on 30 October, ECVM executive director Jean-Pierre De Grève emphasised the industry’s commitment to the targets set by Vinyl 2010, and stated that – whilst the …

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