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The European PVC industry has met its environmental commitments

April 12/2011

(ICIS) -- The European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry has met its environmental commitments as laid out by the Vinyl 2010 volunteer programme, a report said on Tuesday. According to the final progress report on Vinyl 2010 Ц the ten-year voluntary commitment launched in 2000 to enhance the sustainable production and use of PVC Ц European PVC companies have met, or exceeded, all targets set by the industry. The report highlights the advances made by the industry during the past decade in waste management, innovative recycling technologies, stakeholder engagement and responsible use of additives.

According to the report, 260.842 tonnes of unregulated post-consumer PVC waste were recycled by Vinyl 2010Тs network of European recyclers in 2010 Ц well above the goal of 200 KTa.

Other achievements include the ongoing development of technologies to increase PVC recycling and the launch of multi-stakeholder platforms to promote sustainable resource management, the report said.

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