Position of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) – Recast of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation (EC 850/2004) - 04.07.2018

EuRIC welcomes the proposal of the European Commission to recast the Regulation EC/850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants, in order to update it both to institutional and substantial changes which occurred since its adoption. Consolidation of existing EU law contributes to clarity and legal certainty. However, EuRIC would like to express its deepest concern for the proposal from the European Parliament to set, in Annex I of the EU POP Regulation, a limit regarding the “unintentional trace contaminant” for decaBDE at concentrations “equal to or below 10 mg/kg (0,001 % by weight) [i.e. 10 ppm] when it occurs in substances,mixtures, articles or as constituents of the flame-retarded parts of articles“.

pdf EuRIC_Recast_POP Regulation_Position_July2018

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