PVC – a circular material for the future
PVC is one of the most widely used plastics in the world with a wide range of long-life applications such as window frames, pipes, flooring, cables, sport equipment, furniture and a range of lifesaving medical devices. PVC can be recycled multiple times and each year 771,000 tonnes of PVC are recycled through VinylPlus®, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry.
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The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) represents the six leading European PVC resin manufacturers, accounting for around 75% of the PVC resin manufactured in Europe. ECVM is a division of PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing the plastic manufacturers in Europe.
A founding member of VinylPlus®, ECVM is committed to sustainable development, and to address and promote health safety and environmental best practices over the PVC life cycle.
– the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development
VinylPlus® is the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development by the European PVC industry. The programme establishes a long-term framework for the sustainable development of the PVC industry by tackling a number of critical challenges in the EU-27, UK, Norway and Switzerland. Thanks to VinylPlus’ unique role in engaging an entire value chain, the voluntary commitment has succeeded in recycling more than 5 million tonnes of PVC since 2000. ECVM is a founding partner of VinylPlus.