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Continued attacks through amendments to new legislative proposals
Following ELV Directive attacks, the European Commission announced that it would examine PVC issues once and for all and not piecemeal every time it introduced new legislation
Five studies undertaken by Commission on landfill, mechanical recycling, chemical recycling, incineration flue gases and the economics of waste management
Green paper on Environmental issues of PVC published 26 July 2001The foundations of a 10 year plan for industry
Developed in depth relationships with the decision makers
Investigated all areas studied by the Commission and provided clear responses
Recognised that there was a need for industry to act
Developed the Voluntary Commitment to address all the issues raised by the debate
Signed Voluntary Commitment on 7 March 2000The Vinyl 2010 voluntary commitment was born
European Stabiliser Producers Association (ESPA)
European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI)
European Plastics Converters (EuPC)Who created Vinyl 2010?
Recycling 200.000 tons of post consumer PVC waste by 2010 (in addition to established recycling volumes at 2000 and excluding regulated waste streams)
Replacement lead stabilisers 100 % by 2015
Stop using cadmium stabilisers in 2001
ECVM compliance charters for PVC production
Implementation of social charter with EMCEFThe Vinyl 2010 commitment
Up until now PVC & additive suppliers have paid 100% of Vinyl 2010 general and communication projects, Vinyl 2010 overheads & ‘other’ projects (such as Vinyloop/Stignaes)
+ 70 % of the agreed converter collection & mechanical recycling projects
Converters had committed to pay 30% of the agreed converter collection & recycling projects either through their national associations, or through EuPC sector groupsHow is Vinyl 2010 recycling currently financed?
Evolution of recycling Volumes
The presence of rigid & flexible company members in Vinyl 2010 Board has been reinforced
The outstanding 30% of committed financial contribution of must be achieved
Recovinyl must continue to be supported by converters
A level playing field for both mono- and mixed collection & recycling schemes needs to be ensured
Pb stabiliser targets must be metSome of the value chain are yet to be engaged
Commitment by all partners to continue working together 2010 Board has been reinforced
Proposal by all partners to collect 30 % converters’ financial contribution through a new mechanism - the ‘Vinyl Foundation’
Acceptance by PVC resin manufacturers to provide customer information to independent third party
Recognition that the new funding system is an opportunity to communicate further down the value-chain, raise awareness for Vinyl 2010 collection & recycling projects and involvement in its progressThe Vinyl Foundation is born: our baby
The Vinyl Foundation Board will include a company representative of several sector groups from EuPC
Money will be distributed directly to Vinyl 2010 agreed projects and sector groups, based on budget approved by Vinyl2010
Reduces issue of free riders and spreads the message further
Publication of positive list of contributors
Contributors benefit from the opportunity to use their association as a Vinyl 2010 partner in marketing their productsVinyl Foundation structure:
Our PVC industry responsibility
is to be good parents to our baby.
It will need support from all of us to
grow and prosper.
It is our investment, in our future