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04 January 2022

How to recycle medical PVC

Here you will find video tutorials and posters on how to correctly recycle medical PVC in hospitals. 1. PVC blood bag    2. PVC mask   3. PVC mask and tubings...

Our Commitments to Sustainable Development
02 July 2021

VinylPlus 2030 Commitment

A New Roadmap for 2030 The VinylPlus programme to 2020 was developed through open dialogue with stakeholders, identifying key challenges for PVC on the basis of The Natural Step System Conditions...

Publications
22 May 2021

Showing the Path for a Circular Economy

With the Circular Economy Action Plan, European decision makers have the immediate opportunity to stimulate growth, innovation and investment in the recycling sector. That is what VinylPlus is al...

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22 May 2021

PVC Recycling in Action

Recovinyl was set up by VinylPlus in 2003 to simulate PVC waste collection and recycling. It acts as an industry-wide recycling platform, gathering recyclers and converters from all over Europe. Recov...

Publications
22 May 2021

Recycled PVC – Today’s Applications

This leaflet showcases which main applications recycled PVC is used in....

Progress Reports
17 May 2021

NEW! VinylPlus Progress Report 2021

The Progress Report 2021 highlights the 2020 activies and summarises the key achievements of the past 10 years in each of the five key sustainability challenges identified for the European PVC industr...

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17 May 2021

VinylPlus at a Glance 2021

VinylPlus at a Glance 2021 summarises the content of the Progress Report 2021 in a handful of pages with key infographics and information....

Progress Reports
04 June 2020

VinylPlus Progress Report 2020

Reporting on 2019 activities, this report summarises VinylPlus’ progress and achievements in the past year in each of the five key sustainability challenges identified for the European PVC industry...

Publications
04 June 2020

VinylPlus at a Glance 2020

VinylPlus at a Glance 2019 summarises the content of the Progress Report 2019 in a handful of pages with key infographics and information....

Publications
06 May 2020

From Building Waste to Building Gardens

This booklet showcases how the PVC Information Council Denmark has examined the possibilities in exploiting the resources inherent in PVC building waste, by using the waste as the basic element in cit...

Publications
08 August 2019

VinylPlus at a Glance 2019

VinylPlus at a Glance 2019 summarises the content of the Progress Report 2019 in a handful of pages with key infographics and information....

Progress Reports
13 May 2019

VinylPlus Progress Report 2019

Reporting on 2018 activities, this report summarises VinylPlus’ progress and achievements in the past year in each of the five key sustainability challenges identified for PVC on the basis of The Na...

Publications
05 June 2018

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, w...

Progress Reports
22 May 2018

VinylPlus Progress Report 2018

This Report summarises VinylPlus’ progress and achievements in 2017 in each of the five key sustainability challenges identified for PVC in the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry on t...

Publications
01 May 2018

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....

Publications
16 January 2018

European Plastics Industry 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 impl...

Progress Reports
02 June 2017

Progress Report 2017

Click here to view the online, interactive PDF....

Publications
26 February 2017

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 l...

Publications
16 January 2017

Looking Back at She Runs – Active Girl’s Lead 2019

This booklet is a visual guide to our partnership with the International School Sport Federation for the event She Runs – Active Girls’ Lead and showcasing material circularity to the sport commu...

Publications
25 September 2015

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. PVC, also known as vinyl, is...

Publications
22 May 2015

PVC Production and Waste Incineration dioxins eliminated PVC Production and Waste Incineration dioxins eliminated

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 industria...

Publications
22 May 2015

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. Back...

Publications
18 July 2014

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 en...

Publications
15 March 2014

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 curre...

Our Commitments to Sustainable Development
22 June 2011

Voluntary Commitment

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 sust...

Progress Reports
22 June 2011

Progress Report 2011

Vinyl 2010 is the organisation set up to implement the Voluntary Commitment of the  European PVC industry. This is a 10-year plan to progress the PVC industry towards  sustainability by minimisi...

Progress Reports
01 May 2010

Progress Report 2010 – Executive Summaries

The Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry was signed in 2000. It is a 10-year plan to ensure and improve product stewardship across the lifecycle of PVC, within a context of sustainabl...

Our Commitments to Sustainable Development
22 June 2006

The Voluntary Commitment of the PVC Industry

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 challe...

Progress Reports
01 April 2004

Progress Report 2004

Four years have passed since the establishment of Vinyl 2010 and once again I am pleased to report steady progress toward our long-term goals of sustainability. The challenges we set fo...

Publications
01 April 2003

PVC Recovery Options Executive Summary

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

Publications
01 April 2003

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 Final Report Concept for Environ...

Progress Reports
01 January 2003

Progress Report – 2003

World leaders last year in Johannesburg declared sustainable develop- ment a "central element of the international agenda". Together as Vinyl 2010, the European PVC production and converting ch...

Progress Reports
01 May 2002

Progress Report 2002

This second report on the Voluntary Commitment of the PVC industry fulfils our promise to publish an annual progress review. Public reporting is a key element of our voluntary approach and it dem...

Progress Reports
01 May 2001

Progress Report 2001

The signature of our VoluntaryCommitment in March last year broke new ground for the industry by setting out a partnership approach involving each part of the PVC supply chain to deliver commi...

Our Commitments to Sustainable Development
01 April 2001

Voluntary commitment of the PVC industry

Voluntary commitment of the PVC industry 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...

Our Commitments to Sustainable Development
01 September 2000

Voluntary commitments from the PVC industry

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...

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