PVC, vinyl, council, Asean Sat, 31 Aug 2019 01:15:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Voluntary commitment by industry: how successful can it be? Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:18:57 +0000 The concept of voluntary agreements to apply sustainability to industry isn’t new but agreements endorsed by authorities remain rare. What role can voluntary approaches play in advancing towards a more sustainable industry? VinylPlus, the voluntary sustainable development program of the European PVC industry, just released its latest report and the results of the program are crystal clear: with nearly 600,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2016 alone the voluntary program is a true success.

Often, policy makers fear business will continue as usual if there is no enforcement or penalties. However, self-regulation builds bridges between industry and government by motivating and driving business towards setting and reaching concrete sustainability targets. European authorities start to realise that: the Council of the EU[1] encourages cooperation between authorities and the private sector to promote innovation and industrial symbiosis. The European Commission is also looking into the potential of voluntary agreements as a way to ensure an efficient transition to the Circular Economy.

The Voluntary Commitment from the European PVC industry is proof that self-regulation can be extremely effective. VinylPlus’ new audited Progressive report shows that the voluntary programme is achieving major results with the recycling of nearly 600,000 tonnes of PVC in 2016. Since its start in 2000, over 3.6 million tonnes of PVC have been recycled, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, saving resources and creating jobs.

“VinylPlus is one of the industry voluntary commitments in Europe that truly works and delivers success.The program is progressing towards its target to recycle 800,000 tonnes per year by 2020. Our voluntary commitment to sustainability and the circular economy pushes us to reach such ambitious recycling targets” says VinylPlus General Manager, Brigitte Dero.

Voluntary does not mean “business as usual”. Quite the opposite: it is about taking action with clear purpose in a way which allows for trial, error, achievements and success. VinylPlus’ keys to success for an effective voluntary commitment? Measurable targets and deadlines, concrete results, independent verification, involvement of the entire value chain and transparent communication. These are the vital elements VinylPlus was built on and continues its positive expansion, and the basis on which VinylPlus is registered as a SMART partnership on the UN Partnerships for SDGs platform.

“I’m happy to see that in its Progress Report 2017 VinylPlus is reporting its contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, said Christophe Yvetot, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Representative to the European Union. “I’d like to congratulate VinylPlus; we know how difficult it is to bring a whole value chain together to achieve more sustainability. VinylPlus shows that industry can change, industry can contribute. VinylPlus is a good role model and we are ready to work even more closely with them.”


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PLASTICS RECYCLING SHOW EUROPE IS CANCELLED Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:21:07 +0000 Due to serious events that took place in Brussels on march 22nd, the organisers of the PRSE Show have had no other option but to cancel the show. The safety and securtity of our exhibitors, visitors, staff and suppliers remains our absolute priority.

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New Dates & Venue announced for PRS Europe Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:20:38 +0000 Having postponement the PRS Europe 2015 event after careful consideration due to recent events in Brussels, the team are now pleased to announce the new dates and a new venue:
The new dates are: Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March, 2016
The new venue is: Brussels Expo, Hall 4, Place de Belgique 1, 1020, Bruxelles, Belgium
We would also like to say thank you for all the messages of support we received on the back of our decision to postpone the event as well as our delight at the commitment to the new dates and venue.
Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) will feature a pan European exhibition and  conference stream designed specifically for the plastics recycling industry. The event will bring together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors in order to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers.
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Plastics Recycling Show 2015 postponed Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:19:10 +0000

Due to the official statement of the Belgian Authorities to maintain the alert in Brussels at the level 4 (highest, risk of imminent attack in public areas, transports etc. and Level 3 in the rest of the country; metro and schools will remain closed, it is strongly recommended to avoid any large meetings which are not critical), PRE & Crain Communications Ltd have decided to postpone PLASTICS RECYCLING SHOW EUROPE, the PRS CONFERENCE and the EXHIBITOR’S COCKTAIL which were supposed to take place on the 25 & 26 of November in Brussels.

The new date will be communicated in due course. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this difficult situation.

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Plastics Recycling Show 2015 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:18:44 +0000 Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) will feature a pan European exhibition and multiple conference streams designed specifically for the plastics recycling industry. The event will bring together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors in order to learn, network and capitalise on the business opportunities plastic recycling offers.

The event will be held at the Tour & Taxis Venue on the 25th & 26th November in Brussels. Brussels is at the heart of EU legislation on plastics recycling with the new “waste framework directive” being enforced in 2015.

Until recent year’s the plastics recycling industry has had a relatively low profile with more than 50% of plastics in Europe being sent to landfill every year. PRS aims to change this situation and to put more focus on pressing issues within the plastics recycling industry.

PRS will host the Plastics Recyclers Europe’s Working Group meetings which will be open to public.

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CSR in Vietnam Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:17:40 +0000 Vinyl book shelf @ School

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CSR in Thailand Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:11:32 +0000 Vinyl flooring @ Rama hospital

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Vinyl wood terrace @ KhaoYai National park

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CSR in Singapore Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:09:06 +0000 Vinyl flooring @ Salvation Army Nursing Home

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CSR in Philippines Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:06:24 +0000 Vinyl armchair @ School

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CSR in Malaysia Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:03:26 +0000 Vinyl wood gazebo @ Penang botanic garden

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