PVC proves its environmental credentials through use of recycled material
More than sustainable: PVC proves its environmental credentials through use of recycled material
Dr. Jeff Ryan, Technical Director at Dugdale Ltd, discusses why PVC is proving it sustainability credentials, as well as why recycling PVC makes good business sense.
Anyone visiting the world’s triennial plastics fair, K 2016 in Düsseldorf last year can have been left in no doubt that the PVC sector is more than pulling its weight environmentally.
Clearly identifiable and clearly labelled, PVC-based products enjoy one of the highest rate of recyclability among plastics. The building and construction trades have led the way; the packaging sector continues to make progress and niche markets such as medical are also making great strides in collecting, recycling and finding second life uses for the material. Organisations such VinylPlus, Recovinyl and the Vinyls Group of our own British Plastics Federation have also done much to establish a robust and sustainable circular economy for the future. As an independent PVC compounder we are wholly committed to these developments. Dugdale sees clearly that PVC recycling and reprocessing both make good business sense.
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