HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
PU Europe members are committed to developing products meeting highest environmental and health standards and providing whole life solutions for polyurethane insulation products.
PU Europe supports these efforts by closely co-operating with the European institutions and standardisation bodies in areas such as European waste policy and polyurethane waste strategies, indoor air quality of buildings and REACH. PU insulation products have one of the lowest indoor air emission levels of all insulation products on the market today - be they organic, mineral or natural. Hence, in countries where levels for the emission of dangerous substances exist, PU insulation (PUR and PIR) achieves the best class.
A number of independent research projects have been supported to further improve the overall environmental performance of PU insulation.
- Consultation on Chemicals legislation fitness check (PU Europe reaction, May 16)
- PU Europe comments on the Circular Economy Action Plan (March 16)
- PU Europe comments on the Waste Package (March 16)
- PU Europe comments on draft revised Waste package (Directive COM(2014) 397 final) (September 2014)
- PU Europe reaction to the consultation on the review of the European waste management targets (August 13)
- PU Europe comments on EC Green Paper on plastics waste (June 13)
- PU Europe comments on the draft revised F Gas Regulation (December 12)
- Position of ISOPA, BING and EPIC on recast Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation (COM (2008) 505 final) (December 08)
- BING comments on the report "Review of Regulation EC 2037/2000 on substances that deplete the ozone layer" (March 08)
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Walk the Talk is a programme developed by the members of ISOPA with the aim of improving safety, health and environmental standards across the European polyurethanes industry. The "Walk the Talk" programme focuses on the behavioural safety of everyone involved in the industry through an ongoing process of information exchange and dialogue.