UK industry reports progress on PVC window recycling

PRW

Published: February 5, 2013 12:18 pm ET
Updated: February 5, 2013 12:21 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Construction, Materials, Materials Suppliers, Building/construction, Vinyl siding, Windows & doors

LONDON -- More than 1 million post-consumer PVC window frames are being recycled in the United Kingdom every year through Recovinyl, the PVC industry's recycling scheme.

The latest audited figures show that end-of-life windows and profiles comprised 25,480 metric tons (52 percent) of the total 48,544 metric tons of waste PVC recycled. Other materials collected and recycled through the Recovinyl program included pipes and fittings, cables, flexible PVC and rigid PVC films.

"These figures are an impressive achievement and clearly demonstrate the sustainability credentials of PVC as a building material," said Jane Gardner from Axion Consulting, Recovinyl's UK agents.

"Thanks to the efforts being made to collect these waste frames and the infrastructure now in place to recycle them, waste PVC-U can be diverted from landfill and successfully turned back into useful new products."

Increasing use of recycled PVC content in a variety of building products, from cladding and roofline products to reinforcement for PVC windows, and the growth of new end markets has contributed to Recovinyl's continued success since the scheme's 2005 launch in the UK.


Comments

UK industry reports progress on PVC window recycling

PRW

Published: February 5, 2013 12:18 pm ET
Updated: February 5, 2013 12:21 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Akro-Plastic buying German subsidiary from Metabolix

October 24, 2014 3:32 pm ET

Akro-Plastic GmbH, a Niederzissen, Germany-based plastic compounder, has purchased the assets of Metabolix Inc.'s subsidiary in Germany.    More

Image

BASF pre-tax earnings rise, but will miss financial targets for 2015

October 24, 2014 10:16 am ET

BASF SE has raised its expectations for pre-tax earnings in 2014 but warned that it would not hit its financial targets for next year.    More

Image

Sabic, Shell cancel expansion for SADAF joint venture in Saudi Arabia

October 24, 2014 9:19 am ET

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have cancelled plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture in Saudi Arabia following...    More

Image

Sadara CEO says Middle East now has 20 percent of global ethylene capacity

October 24, 2014 9:33 am ET

Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban claims that the Middle East's ethylene capacity is now 20 percent of global production.    More

Image

PolyOne increases quarterly profits despite falling sales

October 23, 2014 4:55 pm ET

North American compounding leader PolyOne Corp. saw its third-quarter profit increase, even as sales fell vs. the year-ago period.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events