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Complainant Name:
British Plastics Federation

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

Philip Law, Public and Industrial Affairs Director of the British Plastics Federation, complained that an article was inaccurate when it claimed that “eight tonnes of crude oil are used to make one tonne of PVC”. The complainant was also concerned with the article’s claim that PVC and polystyrene were difficult to recycle.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant which corrected the first inaccuracy – which was accepted – and addressed the suggestion that polystyrene and PVC were difficult to recycle.

Report: 73



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