Linpac Group Ltd.'s French operations have moved forward with its sustainability goals, reporting it internally recycles 98 percent of its PVC waste at its Pontivy, France, site.
According to March 10 a Linpac statement, the remaining 2 percent of PVC waste is sold by the company to external customers for use in the manufacture of rigid and flexible products such as pipes, cables, shoe soles and car mats.
“The ability to reuse waste PVC and fumes generated in our manufacturing processes is of great environmental significance. Materials that may have ended up in landfill, or polluting the atmosphere, can now be used to create new products with a useful service life,” said Didier Le Toquin, purchasing manager for Linpac France.
Linpac said it recycled 227 metric tons of PVC waste in 2016, including 42 tonnes of plasticizers that were reused externally.