Resources

  • VinylPlus supports the SDGs

    VinylPlus supports the SDGs

    With the VinylPlus® sustainability programme the European PVC industry has taken responsibility for product life cycles, thus contributing to save energy and resources and minimise emissions, while contributing to economic growth with suitable products for infrastructures and smarter cities (SDGs 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17).

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  • VinylPlus at a glance - 2018

    VinylPlus at a glance - 2018

    VinylPlus is driving its sustainability programme in the context of ongoing environmental and socio-economic developments, taking into account valuable inputs from stakeholders, with a view to enhancing its contribution to addressing global challenges.

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  • Vinyl in European Stadiums

    Vinyl in European Stadiums

    A journey from the splendid theatres of Ancient Greece to present-day sports complexes where the use of vinyl combines environmental responsibility and architectural greatness.
  • Showing the Path for a Circular Economy

    Showing the Path for a Circular Economy

    With the Circular Economy Package, European decision makers have the immediate opportunity to stimulate growth, innovation and investment in the recycling sector. That is what VinylPlus is all about: improving environmental protection in a sustainable and economically viable way.

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  • The European Plastics Industry Circular Economy Voluntary Commitments

    The European Plastics Industry Circular Economy Voluntary Commitments

    With these Voluntary Commitments, the signatories are advancing the plastics industry’s role to a next level of engagement. Recognizing that this transformation will only take place through the implementation of real solutions that are sustained by regulatory support of the EU institutions, the plastics industry is committing itself to a basket of measures and initiatives.
  • PVC recycling technologies

    PVC recycling technologies

    One of the five sustainability challenges that are at the heart of the VinylPlus initiative is the challenge of controlled-loop management: the more efficient use and control  of PVC throughout its life cycle. Different PVC recycling techniques and technologies are currently available or are being developed. VinylPlus is focusing on these methods based on their potential for an economically sustainable recycling of “mixed and difficult” PVC ... Read more
  • The Ongoing Progress of VinylPlus

    The Ongoing Progress of VinylPlus

    How the European PVC value chain managed to take the journey from being severely criticised to become a role model for how industry can achieve sustainable change.
  • How Acid Gases from PVC Energy Recovery are Neutralised

    How Acid Gases from PVC Energy Recovery are Neutralised

    With good reasons, proper waste management stands central in countries that can allocate the necessary resources. In short, humans and environment suffer when waste is disposed of improperly. Backyard burning of household trash emits dioxins, carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons and particle pollution. Neither is landfilling a good solution, for several reasons.
  • How Regulation and Industry Innovation Have Eliminated Dioxin Emissions from PVC Production and Waste Incineration

    How Regulation and Industry Innovation Have Eliminated Dioxin Emissions from PVC Production and Waste Incineration

    The recent history of dioxins, at least in the industrialised world, is actually much more positive. One could go as far as to call it a success story. Since the emission of dioxins from industrial production and waste incineration peaked in the 1980s, authorities and industries have enacted measures that have led to dramatic cuts. In the European Union, industrial emissions have been reduced by up to 90% since the 1980s
  • Impact of lead restrictions on the recycling of PVC

    Impact of lead restrictions on the recycling of PVC

    The use of lead-based stabilizers in the production of PVC articles is decreasing fast. This is a result of the voluntary commitment of the PVC industry to replace lead based stabilizers before the end of 2015. On the other hand the use of lead and its compounds is also restricted by EU legislation through the RoHS Directive, the Packaging Directive and the ELV Directive. Lead ... Read more
  • The recycling of PVC waste in Europe (2004)

    The recycling of PVC waste in Europe (2004)

    The study performed by AJI-EUROPE on behalf of Vinyl 2010 between September 2005 and January 2006 has three main objectives:
    • Prepare a quantitative inventory of post-consumer PVC waste currently collected and recycled in the EU15
    + Poland and identify the proportions of this waste originating from key applications (window profiles, other profiles, pipes, cables, flooring, coated fabrics)
    • Assess the amounts of post industrial PVC waste which are currently recycled, either “in-situ” by the processors or processed by recyclers outside the processing plant where it has been generated
    • Identify the main factors of evolution and carry-out a quantitative forecast of PVC waste recycling in 2010.

  • PVC Recovery Options

    PVC Recovery Options

    April 2003, Europe: PVC Recovery Options, Concept for Environmental and Economic System Analysis, commissioned by VINYL 2010 : English version
  • PVC Recovery Options Executive Summary

    PVC Recovery Options Executive Summary

    April 2003, Europe: PVC Recovery Options, Concept for Environmental and Economic System Analysis, commissioned by VINYL 2010 : English version
  • Johannesburg Summit: The European PVC industry contributing to sustainable development