VinylPlus Progress Report 2015 - Available Now!
VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, presented its Progress Report 2015 at the Vinyl Sustainability Forum on 30th April 2015 in Cannes, France.
The report summarises VinylPlus' progress and achievements in 2014 in each of the five sustainable development challenges identified for PVC in the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry.
In 2014, VinylPlus recycled 481,018 tonnes of PVC waste, on track to achieve its target of 800,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2020. The largest volumes, 473,576 tonnes, were registered and certified by Recovinyl (www.recovinyl.com), the organisation set up in 2003 to facilitate PVC waste collection and recycling.
Important progress was also registered on the PVC additives side in 2014: the use of lead-based stabilisers decreased by 86% in the EU-28 compared to 2007, progressing towards the target of completing their substitution by the end of 2015.