MEPs back tighter limits on POPs

Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners remain concerned

Concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants in consumer products should be tightened, the European Parliament’s environment committee has agreed, but campaigners are concerned over exemptions for recycled materials.

The adoption by 52 votes to three of a report by MEP Julie Girling on proposed reforms to the POPs Regulation came amid protests from environmentalists over an exemption that allows the recycling of materials containing POPs, in particular plastics.

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