Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is a synthetic plastic polymer. With around 38 million tonnes produced each year, PVC is the one of the most widely produced plastics in the world, coming third behind polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

Recycling your PVC offcuts can generate another revenue stream for your business. PVC scrap and trimmings can be collected and reprocessed at our dedicated recycling facility, where it is granulated and de-dusted before re-entering the supply chain. Rebates are dependent on volumes and we usually require 3-4MT (3,000-4,000kg) for each pickup or delivery.

An extremely economical plastic, PVC is used across a number of applications.

In the building and construction industry, its strength and moisture resistance mean it is used for windows, cladding and roofing. It is also used to manufacture water pipes in replacement of metal, because of its ability to resist corrosion and environmental stresses meaning functionality of these pipes are improved.

Lightweight, flexible and durable, PVC is widely used in packaging. Often used in over-the-counter medication packaging, or as plastic wrap for food items, vinyl plastic in its rigid form is also used for the packaging of personal care and FMCG items.

In the healthcare industry, PVC is used for medical tubing and IV bags. Its flexible and durable nature means that it has helped to improve the care that can be given through ambulatory medicine and treatment.

In the home, the versatility of PVC means that it is used for items such as raincoats, clothing, boots and even shower curtains.

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