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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 04:03

PVC AUS 2020: Shared Horizons

New dates announced: 15-17 September 2020!

With the Australian Government requiring all overseas visitors to self-isolate for 14 days and recommending all Australians practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings, PVC AUS 2020 has been re-scheduled to take place in September 2020. All delegates currently registered will receive specific advice and registrations will be carried over to the new dates.


Building on the success of the two previous PVC AUS conferences held in 2016 and 2018, PVC AUS 2020: Shared Horizons will bring together the vinyl value chain from across the region.

Over A$1 billion of raw materials are consumed by Australia’s PVC manufacturing industry annually and over A$3 billion of products containing PVC are sold in Australia. The ANZ vinyl industry is seen as progressive and innovative and highly connected to Asia Pacific supply chains.

Over two days, PVC AUS 2020: Shared Horizons will have content-rich plenary sessions, technical presentations, panel discussions and table top exhibitions, together with plenty of networking and conversation time including:
> 3 hours of welcome drinks, networking and fun at Topgolf Gold Coast
> Dinner with an amazing view and great entertainment at SkyPoint, the Gold Coast’s highest, most unique venue.  

This event will provide an exceptional opportunity to reach, network with and influence key decision makers in the industry.

With experts in PVC manufacturing, product development and markets supported by world-renowned companies as sponsors and exhibitors, this event will explore future trends and opportunities for the industry in the region.

  • Over 150 participants
  • Local and international speakers
  • Great networking and discussion time
  • Practical content take-aways
 
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Meet the PVC AUS 2020 Speakers

 

Registrations are open! Book here.

 

 Check out what you missed at PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future by viewing this short video.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:04

New recycling strategy for PVC in Australia

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 - is recyclable, however, results show that only low volumes of PVC wastes are recovered, largely because most PVC is used in durable products, and less in packaging (which is where most waste and recycling policies and resources are focussed).

The VCA estimates around 66,900 tonnes ofrecyclablePVC product goes to landfill each year. This is wasted material that could be reprocessed into new quality product by Australian workers and firms, improving Australian productivity, economy and the environment.

The VCA and its members are committed to advancing PVC recycling and reprocessing. The updated industry strategy aims to address barriers, to share knowledge, data and expertise and to encourage innovation of reprocessing, product design and recycling capability.

Key elements in the 2016 Strategy

There are six parts to the strategy and three especially form the foundation: 

  1. Data and information. More data and knowledge are required for effective recycling of PVC.
  2. Collaboration between willing partners to drive change. Systemic change requires partners working together, and strong PVC reprocessing capability is required in all key States.
  3. End markets, without which there is no viable recycling practice. This requires building connections between demand and supply, development of appropriate recyclate-absorbing products and encouraging substitution of virgin or other less sustainable materials.

The VCA has established successful vinyl recylcing programs including the PVC Recycling in Hospitals program which is now in place at over 60 Australian hospitlas. The VCA thanks all those who contribute to the success of PVC recycling in Australia and looks forward to working with many to achieve the actions for improved results for Australia's recycling rate, productivity and manufacturing future. 

For more detail on the Strategy contact the Vinyl Council's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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