Gallazzi supports Vinyl 2010
Vinyl 2010 is putting into practice the commitment of the European PVC industry to Sustainable Development. It shows the commitment of the sector to current and future generations of Europeans.
Vinyl 2010 includes no fewer than 20 projects covering the entire PVC lifecycle. These include operating collection and recycling schemes, pilots and trials, Research & Development, studies, surveys and other initiatives. All collection projects have clear targets with deadlines and achievements that are reviewed each year in the Progress Reports.
What is PVC?
PVC makes life safer and more comfortable. It is used in areas as diverse as construction, automotive, cabling, luxury goods and medical devices – to name just a few. Most PVC applications are long lasting – up to and over 60 years – and they make good use of raw materials and prevent unnecessary depletion.
In technical terms, polyvinyl chloride – ‘PVC’ – is a member of the ethylene family of polymers. Made from salt (57%) and oil/gas (43%), it was first produced commercially in the late 1920’s and is the world’s second largest commodity plastic.
In Europe the industry includes more than 23,000 firms and provides some 530,000 jobs. In each of the three main areas of Sustainable Development – respect for the environment, promoting economic vitality and assisting social progress – PVC has outstanding role to play. http://www.vinylgame.com/