2. 4. 1. Avoiding PVC


description relevant product categories 

explanation

Products made from organohalogen compounds should be avoided due to numerous ecological disadvantages during the production cycle as well as for disposal and recycling. A position paper by the City of Vienna on this issue (particularly regarding PVC) is available at http://www.oekokauf.wien.at (in German).

 
minimum requirement

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is generally undesirable as a constituent of products.

Supporting documents:
Manufacturer's confirmation.


All products bearing one of the following organic labels meet these criteria:


Alternatively, the corresponding baubook declaration may serve as evidence (www.baubook.info/oea).

 

baubook green procurement
Harmonised “EcoBuildingCriteria” provided by “ÖkoKauf Wien” and “service package sustainable construction in Vorarlberg”