A bit of history
Recovinyl® is an initiative of the European PVC industry.
The organization was created in 2003, as part of the original Vinyl 2010 Voluntary Commitment to advance the sustainable development of the PVC industry by improving production processes, minimizing emissions, developing recycling technology and boosting the collection and recycling of PVC waste.
Having been successful in all its goals, in 2011 the PVC industry redefined the role of Recovinyl – to consolidate and increase the steady supply of post-consumer and post-industrial PVC waste being recycled in Europe by promoting a demand for recycled PVC material from the converting industry.
Read more about the VinylPlus 2030 Commitment here.
Recovinyl monitors, verifies and reports European PVC recycling tonnages and the use of recycled PVC in Europe.
Under the new VinylPlus 2030 Commitment our target is to register at least 900,000 tonnes and 1 million tonnes per year of recycled PVC used in new products by 2025 and 2030, respectively.
Today Recovinyl has an established European network of more than 150 companies operating in over 15 EU member states as well as the UK, Norway and Switzerland.
As VinylPlus is a signatory of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), the data collection system of Recovinyl was used as a blueprint for the monitoring methodology of the Circular Plastics Alliance.
Therefore, collected data is not only counted towards the VinylPlus 2030 Commitment targets, but will also be counted towards the CPA targets in the future.
1 million t registered yearly by 2030
>150 recyclers and converters in our network
from 18 countries
How it works
Recovninyl has a network of recyclers and converters, who register PVC recycling tonnages and the use of this material.
The network is supported by Recovinyl Regional Representatives, who are there to assist with any enquiries.
Recovinyl partners with sector associations to provide their members with the opportunity to register their tonnages and to allow sectors and/or its members to track their recycling and converting activity.
Competition law compliance and confidentiality are always guaranteed.
A reliable data collection system developed by Recovinyl and used by our members to report their data.
Launched in February 2021, it allows for straightforward and secure data entry and management. Personalised dashboards provide our members with the insight into their activity which can be used further for internal reporting and decision making.
RecoTrace has been developed to align with the ambition of the newly launched Circular Plastics Alliance and follows the European Commission’s pledging call for the whole of the European plastics industry to boost recycling.
In this way we aim to create a full accountability and traceability of PVC recycling across Europe.
Recovinyl has an audit and verification framework in place to ensure credibility.
Ever year certified auditors check the tonnages reported by the recyclers and converters in our network.
Recovinyl itself goes through yearly financial and tonnage verification by third party auditor KPMG.
Our audit framework is available for anyone on request.