NL: Research published about ending the use of PVC in packaging in the supermarkets
One of the requirements stated in the Packaging Agreement 2013-2022 (Raamovereenkomst) is that packaging material containing PVC will not be used in the Dutch supermarkets, unless there is no alternative. The Dutch Knowledge Institute on Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) was given the task to make a list of the packaging for which there is no alternative.
In their findings, based among others on a report by the University of Twente, the KIDV concludes that there are no examples of plain PVC packaging material in the supermarket at the moment for which there is no alternative. For the liners and the coatings the environmental impact is small and where possible the use can be phased out.
Click here for the report from the KIDV board (958 kB, in Dutch).
Click here for the report by the University of Twente (609 kB, in Dutch).
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