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[GreenYes] PVC phase out
Not only are European countries concerned about the chorine of PVC, but a
potentially even bigger concern is the presence of organo-tin compounds,
including the biocide tributyltin (TBT).  The Danish EPA calls the presence
of TBT "unacceptable"; a Norwegian study labeled TBT as the second most
deadly pollutant on a per weight basis after dioxins/furans.

A link to the Danish EPA article is http://www.mst.dk/news/01110000.htm.

John Reindl
Dane County, WI 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Helen Spiegelman [mailto:hspie@telus.net]
> Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 5:15 PM
> To: greenyes@grrn.org
> Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Should we do glass curbside
> 
> 
> Interesting. I thought the phase-out applied only to packaging 
> applications. This broader phase-out sounds like the 
> direction that the 
> Canadian/American International Joint Commission (?) was 
> headed a few years 
> ago when they talked about phasing out 'chlorine'. Anyone 
> know any details 
> about that?
> 
> H.
> 
> At 09:40 AM 03/15/2002 -0500, Michele Raymond wrote:
> >Swedish retailers are having a difficult time replacing 
> vinyl for basic 
> >things like pool stuff and flooring, etc.
> 
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