VinylPlus exceeds 810,000 tonnes of PVC recycling

Advancing circularity in the healthcare sector, VinylPlus Med represents the full spirit of the 2030 Commitment, being a perfect example of interconnection between different Pathways. Launched in 2021, the project aims at recycling discarded single-use PVC medical devices through a partnership among hospitals, waste management companies, recyclers, and the PVC industry. Initially launched in Belgium at the Europe Hospitals, VinylPlus Med currently has more than 29 hospitals on the waiting list.

"For a recycling company such as Raff Plastics, projects like VinylPlus Med are important, as we assume that everything starts with a good collection. According to us, there are unfortunately still many materials that could be recycled but, due to unfavourable circumstances, are sent to landfill or incineration. A project such as VinylPlus Med ensures that everyone becomes aware and committed to working together for the renewal of raw materials" states Caroline Van Der Perre, Co-Owner and Manager of Raff Plastics.

The VinylPlus Product Label Awards Ceremony concluded the event, celebrating the VinylPlus partner companies that were awarded the Label in 2021 and 2022.

"With its 10-year Commitment towards 2030 - concludes Brigitte Dero, Managing Director of VinylPlus - VinylPlus confirms again the united European PVC value chain’s dedication to creating a sustainable future and to ensuring that PVC remains a safe and circular material, fit for the circular economy. We are confident that the work we are doing, including with the other plastics sectors within the CPA, and in partnerships with institutions and stakeholders, can be recognized as a proactive contribution to the EU Green Deal."

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