Through PVC HUB we want to create a way of “collaboration” between all the PVC recycling operators: who collects waste, who treats waste, who produces recycled items.
The association PVC Forum Italia, together with VinylPlus, AGPU and Recovinyl, wants to make a contribution to the training of the interested actors by informing them about national and European rules on PVC waste and technological innovation in terms of waste selection and management and the definition of by-products , waste and secondary raw materials (end of waste)
About VinylPlus: VinylPlus is the new ten-year Voluntary Commitment to the sustainable development of the European PVC industry. It is based on the results of the Vinyl 2010 program, and considers the additional important steps needed to tackle the challenges of PVC sustainability, creating a long-term development model for the entire supply chain. In the last decade, the PVC industry has made great progress in the management of waste, in the development of innovative recycling technologies, in the involvement of stakeholders and in the responsible use of additives, thus achieving all the objectives set by the Voluntary Commitment of Vinyl 2010.
In creating the VinylPlus program, the industry chose to work in a process open to continuous dialogue with stakeholders, involving industry, NGOs, legislators, civil society representatives and PVC end users. The new program responds to five major challenges for the sustainable development of PVC in Europe, based on The Natural Step’s System Conditions for a Sustainable Society *.
Who is AGPU: Agpu (www.agpu.de/en) for more than 25 years it connects about 60 companies along all the value chain of PVC-from salt to recycled material. Connects an industrial network along the entire value chain. It provides their members with access to an active and consolidated industrial network, a vast pool of AGPU expertise brings together the knowledge of a large number of experts and promotes the exchange of their skills and experiences. Keeps abreast of the times by constantly collecting, elaborating and reassuming the updated information. AGPU also works as a radar for the PVC industry, continually observing both the media and the legislation. It works as a reliable partner to conduct an open dialogue with decision-makers in the fields of business, politics and the media and with NGOs. AGPU uses targetgroup-oriented communication and persuing factual arguments to establish transparency and trust with its contacts. AGPU offers participating companies a wide range of different benefits. Its high-quality events, such as workshops and seminars and its working groups, give members the opportunity to meet important partners from the entire PVC industry, both in Germany and abroad. AGPU members also have access to policy makers from the world of politics and national and local authorities, as well as environmental experts from the fields of commerce, trade and industry, architects, property developers, journalists and of the Leader opinion. Additional services are offered by AGPU Media GmbH.
Who is Recovinyl: A Recovinyl (www.recovinyl.com) was initially given the objective of facilitating the construction of systems for collecting and recycling, while now has the task of consolidating and making available an ever-increasing quantity of PVC to be recycled, to meet the demand for recycled PVC that it has helped to create. Recovinyl’s task is also to certify the recycled tons that are then made official through the annual Progress Report.