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The success of PVC recycling programs in Japan is growing, with support from the Japanese Vinyl Environment Council (VEC) and the PVC Pipes and Fittings Association (PPFA), to match waste producers with reuse and recycling opportunities. Research and development demonstrates new opportunities PVC products are well suited to mechanical recycling. Since 2007, Japan’s VEC R&D support program h...
One of the first applications of PVC in healthcare dates back to the 1950’s during the Korean War, when PVC blood bags proved to be both safer and more reliable than glass for treating injured soldiers on the battlefield. Since then, PVC has made it possible for patients and healthcare professionals to access many medical applications. From artificial skin to seamless flooring, ceiling and wall...
An amazing partnership of design flair, material sustainability and a drive to build a truly unique structure has led to Hydronaut, a semi-permanent, demountable structure at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. As a security kiosk for staff, the site had the challenge of providing vision and access to all areas of the building for security staff. Layered over this were requirements for semi-perm...
The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s EnviroDevelopment (ED) rating tool uses sustainability criteria to assess construction and development projects. ED includes consideration for PVC use. Developers can demonstrate that “PVC content is sourced from an ISO 14001 certified supplier”. VCA members with ISO 14001 certification are now listed on our public website under In Construction > ...

Finding a PVC Recycler made easy

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Another key step to accelerating the recycling of PVC in Australia has been taken. The Vinyl Council of Australia has published a list of recyclers and reprocessors on its website so that people are able to easily find and contact companies that specialise in PVC Find a Recycler. The list is a summary of information collected by the VCA from around Australia to establish the particular capac...
Permanent formwork has just been added to the Responsible Building Materials credit in Green Star as a recognition that the use of materials in permanent, or stay-in-place (SIP) formwork is on the rise.The growing use of this product has the potential to change significantly the way walls are erected, with flow on consequences in the environmental, health and safety aspects of construction. It’s t...
Every year, the Vinyl Council of Australia presents Signatories achieving 100% compliance against the commitments of the PVC Stewardship Program with the Excellence in Product Stewardship Award, as a recognition of their level of commitment to the Program. Our product stewardship program is aspirational, and evolves on a regular basis. Existing commitments may be reinforced and new commitments mi...
Triple-glazed UPVC windows are an integral component of one of Australia’s first certified passive houses. Recognised with a Good Design Award® earlier this year, the SuperPod® project takes a comprehensive approach to building design. International Passive House is touted as the best energy standard to combat climate change with optimum indoor comfort. The standard calls for a cohesive building e...
Recycling Summit
Vinyl Council of Australia invites you to join an interactive forum to form alliances and plans to advance PVC recovery and recycling. At this summit we will explore opportunities to access and source PVC for cost-effective input into new products as well as discuss product design and markets, our challenges and strategies for the future. With a range of stakeholders present, we wi...
Significant changes in the ways we think and act will be required if we are to reduce emissions in a way that will limit climate change to less than a two degree Celsius increase, the level at which many say our economy will be adversely affected.The building products industry, design and construction sectors have a huge role to play in meeting these challenges to produce the kind of products, bui...

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