- Media & Publications
Brussels, 29 January 2016 - ECPI, the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates is following closely the unsubstantiated claims that exposure to certain phthalates may contribute to obesity, fed by a number of articles which have appeared in several European media outlets in the past few days. Media reported about a study conducted by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany which asserts that some phthalate plasticisers can affect human hormones with a potential increase of the body weight.
Brussels, 13 January 2016 – The workshop United in Diversity, organized by ECPI, the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates, has brought together, for the second time, the representatives of major European plasticisers producers to build the basis for a stronger and united plasticisers industry and define crucial principles of collaboration.
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates – ECPI - is disappointed by the European Parliament’s plenary vote against the Commission proposal to authorise the recycling of soft PVC containing DEHP. The final decision will be taken by the European Commission which is not obligated to follow the European Parliament’s opinion.
Brussels, 10 November 2015 – The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates – ECPI - is disappointed and concerned by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee’s vote in favour of a motion for a resolution against the Commission proposal to authorise the use of DEHP in recycled soft PVC. The final parliamentary opinion is yet to be taken in plenary sitting and will be followed by the European Commission’s final decision - with no obligation to reflect the European Parliament’s opinion.
Paris, 12 -13 October 2015 - The third edition of the annual Media Field Trip, organised by the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) took place in early October in the vicinity of Paris. The media trip, supported by VinylPlus, gave seven journalists from European specialised press the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the flexible PVC value chain through visits to two converting and one recycling factories.