Renewable Raw Materials

Established in December 2011, the Renewable Materials Task Force has been investigating renewable alternative resources for the production of PVC.

The Task Force’s analysis of alternative, renewable resources for the production of PVC – including potential scenarios for the future – has been summarised in the ‘VinylPlus Status Report on Renewables’ published in May 2015. The Status Report showed that PVC production from renewable resources is technically feasible, but not yet fully sustainable either from an economic or an environmental point of view.

VinylPlus will continue to monitor developments in the production of PVC resin and additives from renewable raw materials, and will produce an updated Status Report by the end of 2020.

Download the full Report on Renewable Raw Materials