VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 639,648 tonnes of PVC within its framework last year; of which Recovinyl remained the main contributor. Recovinyl are pleased to announce that a total of 633,127 tonnes of Recycled PVC waste were registered in 2017 - A 13% increase from 2016 and with increased volumes recorded in France and Italy.
The 2017 results were presented at the 6th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2018 in Madrid, Spain where the industry shared its latest sustainability achievements. Presenting the 2017 results, VinylPlus General Manager Brigitte Dero highlighted key achievements within the VinylPlus framework, which included the recycling achievement of almost 80% of the 2020 target. Cumulatively, 4.2 million tonnes of PVC have been recycled since 2000.
Brigitte Dero commented: “With the adoption of the European Commission’s ‘Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy’, recycling is gaining a more prominent place and will have a strong influence on the entire plastics value chain.”
2017 has been an important year for Recovinyl, undergoing a significant reorganisation, both in its management structure, its data collection, and reporting systems. The systematization, particularly of audit protocols, will continue in 2018.
Thank you to our network, for permitting Recovinyl to achieve these great results, we couldn’t have done it without your continuous effort and support.
For more information on VinylPlus achievements in 2017, check the Progress Report 2018 at www.vinylplus.eu.