EU CADMIUM PRODUCERS THREATENED BY COMPREHENSIVE EUROPEAN PLASTICS-USE BAN

An effective ban on the use of cadmium in all plastics used or sold in the European Union (EU) is being considered by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). It has launched a public consultation on the idea, which has been pushed by the European Commission. The use of cadmium in plastics within the EU is already tightly restricted for 16 plastics materials – including PVC, polyurethane, epoxy resins, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-impact polystyrene, polypropylene (PP) and others. For these substances, cadmium content cannot exceed 0.01% by weight, ...


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