Sustainable Development, Voluntary commitments from the PVC industry

This paper describes actions being undertaken by the EU PVC industry to ensure that its product is compatible with sustainable development. A review of product stewardship activities is presented at a time when PVC I being considered by the European Commission as the focus of a Horizontal Initiative.

The Brundtland Commission described the challenge of sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This encompasses a combination of environmental, social and economic criteria. The European PVC industry, represented by ECVM, ECPI, ESPA and EuPC1, is responding to this challenge.

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