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For several months, a dedicated team led by the Vinyl Council has been making progress with the challenges of recycling advertising billboard skins. The team has achieved critical breakthrough results, some world ‘firsts’ and gained positive support from industry. Currently over 1,200,000 m2 (500 tonnes) of advertising billboard skins go to landfills around Australia every year at a significant c...
A May 2016 report from the World Economic Forum titled Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology highlighted the “moral obligation” of the engineering and construction industry to lift its game in terms of productivity and efficiency. With aging infrastructure in developed countries and the needs of a rapidly growing urban population in developing regions, combi...
Vinyl Council of Australia member, Chemson Pacific Pty Ltd has taken home the 2016 INOVYN Gold Award for Innovation with Vinyls for its project to formulate and engineer 3-D vinyl to be used as a cost effective and sustainable raw material in 3-D printing. Chemson's project was researched and conducted in Australia and launched at our conference, PVC AUS 2016, in May. 3-D VinylTM compound has glo...
Although we have seen a steady increment over the past five years, the uPVC window sector in Australia currently represents just 4-5 percent of the total window market here. Nevertheless, there is an expectation from most quarters of the industry that uPVC windows will become increasingly popular, just as they have in other major regions such as the US and Europe. During his recent visit to Austr...

Circular solutions for outdoor media

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The Vinyl Council of Australia and the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) are looking to create a more sustainable future for Australia's billboard industry by showcasing ways to recycle PVC billboard skins and convert them into useful products. At an event on 11 October 2016, hosted by the OMA in Sydney, participants will learn about the cooperative research work currently underway with industry an...
Vinyl Council member and PVC Stewardship Program signatory, Welvic Australia has been awarded funding from the Victorian Government and the Australian Packaging Covenant to invest in innovative technology to divert PVC from landfill. This matching funding will enable Welvic to expand and improve production to reprocess between 800-1000 tonnes of PVC a year. This will mean they will become one of ...
The VCA is thrilled to announce that the PVC in Hospitals Recycling Program - that started in Melbourne in 2009 and is now going global - has been judged a finalist in the 2016 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards.  This is great timing in the lead up to our open Forum on the program running on Tues 4 October.  Victorian partners in this world leading initiative, in addition to the...
50 million IV bags made from PVC are consumed every year in Australia. They serve an incredibly valuable service to thousands of people undergoing medical care and dialysis. And when they have been used, they should not go to waste. Such PVC medical products are recyclable and the material is a valued, quality recyclate by donwstream manufacturers. Today, following growth in a world-leading...

PVC a star in sports arenas

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Soccer is popular across the world, with prestigious tournaments like the European Cup 2016 viewed by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. Now the Olympic Games are commencing. But greater than the games themselves are the stadia which host them. A stadium is then not just a venue but adds to the entire “brand-value” package of the city where it is located. It is little wonder ...
The Vinyl Council has updated its industry strategy aimed at facilitating growth in sustainable PVC recycling practices in Australia.  Developed through consultations with members, industry and government, and at the PVC ReSource Summit held in late 2015, the strategy will direct future actions of the Vinyl Council and the sector. PVC - the third most commonly used polymer in Australia - i...

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