UK Vinyl Recyclers Band Together

UK Vinyl Recyclers Band Together

Four recyclers prepare to exhibit under the Recovinyl banner at October event.

September 19, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Four British vinyl recycling companies will be exhibiting jointly at a British Plastics Federation (BPF) one-day seminar on Oct. 2, 2012, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, U.K. The four companies are all accredited as Recovinyl recyclers and will exhibit under that name “in support of a United Kingdom forum on sustainability within the U.K. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) industry,” according to a Recovinyl news release.

PVC Recycling Ltd.; vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor; VEKA Recycling, which is part of the VEKA UK Group; and plastics recycler UKBF will showcase what they call novel applications for recycled PVC, including its use in new windows, flooring and building products.

The seminar, titled “PVC – The Positive Sustainable Procurement Choice,” has been designed for specifiers and PVC converters as well as PVC product sales and marketing professionals. Speakers include Stefan Eingartner, leadership consultant for VinylPlus, explaining the sustainable development journey from Vinyl2010 to VinylPlus; and Francois Clement, assistant principal of architectural firm Populous. Clement will deliver an architect’s view on the sustainable use of plastics in construction and PVC in sports architecture.

Other topics include PVC recycling, energy saving and sustainable procurement. Delegates also can learn about voluntary industry commitments, securing the future of PVC products and current issues relating to the material’s use in many applications.

Among the speakers is Jane Gardner, a senior consultant at Axion Consulting and the U.K. agent for Recovinyl. “With demand growing for greater recycled content in new PVC products, Recovinyl recyclers have a key role to play in supplying these markets,” says Gardner. “This event presents a valuable opportunity for specifiers to find out more about exciting developments in the reuse of PVC and its sustainable procurement across a wide variety of applications.”

BPF Public & Industrial Affairs Director Philip Law comments, “The BPF's Vinyls Group seminar will present the leading edge of PVC sustainability and we are delighted that considerable added value will be provided by an adjoining exhibition which will focus on the major recycling achievements accomplished under the Recovinyl banner.”

More information about the PVC related event can be obtained from Paul Baxter at