PVC challenges

The European PVC industry has embraced its social responsibility and has been working hard since the late 90s to ensure that the challenge of sustainable development is taken seriously. In the past decade, the industry has made great progress in waste management, innovative recycling technologies, stakeholder engagement and responsible use of additives.

VinylPlus’ scope introduces new areas of work such as energy and resource efficiency, climate changed and sustainability awareness, and covering all PVC waste streams. It tackles all the sustainability challenges for PVC, to establish a long-term development framework for the entire value chain and to enable PVC to take its place in, and contribute to, a more sustainable society.

Five key challenges have been identified in an open process of extensive stakeholder dialogue and based on The Natural Step System Conditions for a Sustainable Society. For recent information on our work in each of these five challenges, please visit Our Progress.