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Driving resource efficiency

Published on: 2014-09-17

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Used in car interiors world-wide, PVC is a long-established supplier of the automotive industry. PVC rolls from VinylPlus member Wardle Storeys (www.wardlestoreys.com), are being recycled and reprocessed in an effort to improve the overall company’s resource efficiency.  

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Used in car interiors world-wide, PVC is a long-established supplier of the automotive industry. PVC rolls from VinylPlus member Wardle Storeys (www.wardlestoreys.com), are being recycled and reprocessed in an effort to improve the overall company’s resource efficiency. 

Improving the way their energy, water, raw materials and waste is managed helps Wardle Storeys to be more competitive, save money and demonstrate reduced environmental impact.

VinylPlus has not developed the programme on its own. We have involved an NGO, The Natural Step, which is a big experiment and also many other stakeholders from inside and outside the PVC industry.Together we have identified 5 key challenges and about 30 different targets – although very important, recycling is just one of them – including the sustainable use of additives, incorporation of renewable materials and energy, emissions reductions, etc.
Vinyl 2010 is one of the few successful industry Voluntary Agreements in Europe. The key has been working together as a unified value chain since its launch. As our goals become more ambitious, we must be able to maintain this united front but cannot do it on our own. It is important that our work continues to be overseen by others, such as policy-makers, other industry sectors or civil society organisations, but we also need their support.
Together, we can accomplish great things.

Stefan Eingärtner, VinylPlus Deputy General Manager

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