After the vote, EuPC Managing Director Alexandre Dangis stated:
“We regret the hasty motion of the ENVI Committee this morning that is calling to reject exemptions for the use of PVC recyclate containing lead (Pb) in the frame of the Pb stabiliser restriction without taking into consideration 5 years of assessment by the European Chemical Agency, Commission and Member States which concluded that continued recycling is the best waste management option from an environmental and human health point of view. Should this motion be adopted in the European Parliament Plenary, it would seriously compromise the success of the Circular Plastics Alliance initiated by the Commission. ”
The resolution will now be put to a vote at the February plenary in Strasbourg. If Parliament follows the vote of the Committee and objects to the Commission proposal within the deadline set of 27 February 2020, the draft measure shall not be adopted by the Commission.