Vinyl sector commits to sustainability

AJ Gonzalez | June 22, 2021

MRW, 21 JUNE, 2021 BY 

VinylPlus has launched VinylPlus 2030, a 10-year agreement by the the European PVC industry to commit to sustainable development.

This identifies three pathways for the sector: scaling up PVC value chain circularity; advancing towards carbon neutrality and minimising environmental footprint; and building global coalitions and partnering for sustainable development goals.

Within these pathways there are 12 action areas and 39 targets for concrete steps to be taken by the industry to improve the sustainability performance of PVC.

Myriam Tryjefaczka, speaking on behalf of the converter VinylPlus partners at the launch, said: “More than ever, in the context of acute environmental and climate crises, collaboration is crucial in the PVC value chain to accelerate the shift towards a circular economy and support climate change mitigation. 

“The VinylPlus 2030 Commitment dedicates investments in technical projects for developing reverse logistics and recycling technologies.

“This will contribute to the VinylPlus objective of reaching one million tonnes of PVC recycled per year by 2030 in Europe, in line with the ambitions of the Circular Plastics Alliance.”

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