Year: 2015

PVC and Sustainability 2015 – 2: Emissions

The PVC Industry has long been scrutinised by government, environmental, and health organisations. In Europe we have very strong regulations governing the production of PVC, and this account shows some of the progress that has been made.

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PVC & Sustainability 2015 – 3: Energy & Raw Material Consumption

The global production of plastics is estimated to be just short of 300 million tonnes. Total world production has risen from 200 million tonnes since 2002, whereas European production has remained static at about 60 million tonnes. PVC production accounts for about 11% of global plastics production. Demand for PVC is dominated by the Asia-Pacific […]

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PVC & Sustainability 2015 – 4: Recycling

Launched in 2011, VinylPlus is a ten-year voluntary industry commitment to present a comprehensive approach to sustainable development. In partnership with The Natural Step, an international sustainability NGO, VinylPlus was preceded by Vinyl 2010, which began to address widely expressed environmental concerns about the impact of PVC production. Back in 1999 there was no organized […]

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PVC & Sustainability 2015 – 5: Sustainable Use of Additives

The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) has long been active in its efforts to control its members’ production processes, operations and emissions into the environment. Under VinylPlus and its previous initiatives it has sought to respond to environmental concerns about the constituent materials used in the manufacture of PVC products. Essentially, there are two […]

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