New record for VinylPlus

VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development programme, had a record 362,076 tonnes of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge of recycling 800,000 tonnes per year by 2020.

Altogether, Vinyl Plus had a record 362,076 tonnes of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge of recycling 800,000 tonnes per year by 2020.

On top of that, there is more positive news: Innovative technologies to recycle difficult-to-treat PVC waste are under currently evaluation and significant efforts were made to address the ‘legacy additives’ issue related to the presence of restricted chemicals in recycled PVC.

In 2012 VinylPlus registered a decrease of 76.37% in lead stabiliser consumption in the EU-27 compared to 2007 levels, well on track to complete the substitution by the end of 2015.

These and more results of 2012 were presented at the Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2013 last week in Istanbul. You can find more information in the <media 6076 _blank - "TEXT, Vinyl Plus Press Release 29April2013 FINAL, VinylPlusPressRelease_29April2013_FINAL.pdf, 286 KB">Official Press Release</media>, in the <media 6075 _blank - "TEXT, Vinyl Plus Progress Report 2012 LONG V17, VinylPlus_ProgressReport_2012_LONG_V17.pdf, 1.0 MB">Progress Report of VinylPlus</media> or in the <media 6074 _blank - "TEXT, Vinyl Plus Executive Summary FINAL, VinylPlus_Executive_Summary_FINAL.pdf, 325 KB">Executive Summary</media>.