Recovinyl is an initiative by the European PVC value-chain aimed at facilitating PVC waste collection and recycling under the Voluntary Commitments of Vinyl 2010 and now VinylPlus®.
Established in 2003 by Vinyl 2010, PRE (European recyclers association) and EUPC (European converters association).
Recovinyl’s target is to stimulate and certify the recycling of 800,000 tonnes of PVC waste by 2020 as one of the challenges set in the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment. VinylPlus has also recently committed to recycle and certify the use of at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, securing PVC’s place at the heart of the Circular Economy.
In 2018 alone, 734,568, tonnes of Recycled PVC waste were registered, a 16% increase from 2017. This number represents PVC recycling which were entirely recycled in Europe.
Today, Recovinyl does more than ensuring that the volumes of PVC being recycled each year increase: