EPA to weigh regulating common plastic as hazardous waste

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EPA may finally classify a commonly used plastic as hazardous waste, following a long legal struggle with advocates.

The Center for Biological Diversity said this afternoon that it has reached a deal with EPA over polyvinyl chloride, more well known as PVC or vinyl, following a decade of back-and-forth. Under the agreement, EPA must assess within nine months whether PVC constitutes hazardous waste under federal law.

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