TITLE

PVC bottles concern Greenpeace Greece

AUTHOR(S)
Higgs, Richard
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Plastics News;9/11/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 28, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Greenpeace has pressured the Greek government to ban polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bottles in a bid to reduce dioxins released from uncontrolled fires in waste dumps across the country. Estimates on the volume of dioxins produced by burning waste dumps annually; Alternatives to PVC bottles proposed by the organization.
ACCESSION #
3572044

 

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