False statements concerning PVC in the field of demolition and disposal are still a persistent problem, particularly in publications released by public authorities. In its „Abfallfibel“ waste guide, for example, the Main-Spessart district of Germany warns its residents against using all PVC products across the board. According to the district authorities, both the production and disposal of PVC cause significant damage to the environment and also involve the addition of problematic additives such as plasticisers, lead and cadmium. The „Brandenburg Guidelines for the Demolition of Buildings“ (Brandenburger Leitfaden für den Rückbau von Gebäuden) published by the Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture of the German Federal State of Brandenburg, on the other hand, list all plasticisers across the board in the category of „Harmful Substances“ that can be found in PVC.
AGPU will continue to take action in these cases in order to correct such false statements.