Highlights from the 2017 VinylPlus Sustainability Forum
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainability programme, this year’s sustainability forum was held on May 10th and 11th in Berlin. The two-days conference's theme was ‘Towards Circular Economy’ and the participants explored the many growing opportunities for the PVC sector to contribute to this key objective of EU policy. Against a backdrop of important decisions being taken on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, presentations and panel discussions from high-level speakers focussed on how the vinyl industry is tackling key sustainability issues, such as legacy additives in recycled PVC, and contributing to a stronger circular flow of resources. The forum attracted more than 170 stakeholders from 30 countries representing academia, government bodies, the UN, the European Commission, specifiers, designers, architects and all sectors of the PVC industry.