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European Commission to ban cadmium in plastics


Cadmium will be banned in plastics and jewellery products from December 2011 under new rules laid out by the European Commission.
The Commission says that cadmium is a carcinogenic that is toxic for the aquatic environment and says the ban will protect consumers as well as reduce environmental pollution. It will be adopted as an amendment under Reach.
According to the Commission, the ban on cadmium in plastics will encourage more PVC recovery and recycling.
“As PVC is a valuable material that can be recovered a number of times, the new legislation allows the re-use of recovered PVC containing low levels of cadmium in a limited number of construction products, without danger for the public or environment,” the commission said in a statement.
The ban also includes the inclusion of cadmium in jewellery and brazing sticks, which are used to join together dissimilar materials.


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