VinylPlus is the new ten-year Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. It is built on the achievements of the Vinyl 2010 programme and takes the next important steps in tackling the sustainability challenges for PVC.
The PVC industry (PVC manufacturers, PVC additive producers and PVC converters as represented by
their European associations ECVM, ECPI3, ESPA, EuPC4) have united voluntarily to meet the challenge of sustainable development.
Vinyl 2010 – The Voluntary Commitment of the PVC industry is a 10 year programme, including mid-term revision of targets in 2005 and definition of new objectives in 2010 that will take into account technical progress and the enlargement of the EU. It also includes a strict implementation monitoring process through certified annual reports.
This paper describes actions being undertaken by the EU PVC industry to ensure that its product is compatible with sustainable development. A review of product stewardship activities is presented at a time when PVC I being considered by the European Commission as the focus of a Horizontal Initiative.