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EPPA welcomes the lead (pb) in PVC REACH restriction adopted by the European Commission

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

Brussels, 4th of May 2023. The just published legal text adopted after joint legislative action of the Commission, Member States and the European Parliament prohibits the placing on the markets of PVC articles containing lead. The restriction applies to all PVC articles that cannot be recycled in a closed loop and thereby explicitly exempts PVC profiles which contain lead as a legacy additive in recyclate from old PVC window profile waste.

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