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The European Solution - ROOFCOLLECT®

ROOFCOLLECT® is the European solution for the collecting and recycling of end-of-life thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes under the umbrella of ESWA, the European Single ply Waterproofing Association. Thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes are perfectly suited for recycling after years of service.

ESWA's mission is to represent and promote the interests of the plastics flat roofing industry. We are the voice vis-à-vis the European institutions. We want to promote innovative and safer solutions from manufacture to application whilst providing optimum economic and environmental benefits to our customers. Every company within the ESWA association stands for quality. A Technical Committee supported by all members provides guidance and participates in the European and National Standardisation Boards that may influence our high standards. It also manages specific tasks such as Environmental Product Declarations and Fire Issues. The waterproofing systems of the Members are able to withstand the highest stresses in building constructions.

ESWA is partner of VinylPlus sustainable development programme of the PVC industry which brings together the total PVC value chain. VinylPlus is the even more ambitious continuation of the successful Vinyl 2010 Voluntary Commitment of the Industry. In addition to a Quantum Leap in recycled volumes the programme is based on 5 sustainability pillars such as the safe use of additives and emission reductions. With our ROOFCOLLECT® recycling system we subscribe to the VinylPlus targets, help to finance recycling operations and to achieve the ambitious targets of the Voluntary Commitment of our industry.

Udo Wagner
President ESWA

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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017: "Towards Circular Economy"

Taking the theme of ‘Towards Circular Economy’, the fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will examine the key sustainability challenges for PVC when representatives from the entire industry value chain meet in Berlin, Germany, on May 10th and 11th 2017.

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World Championships and IFD Congress on 26 to 29 October 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

Team Poland is double world champion and team Switzerland wins first place in ranking for the Waterproofing Systems

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Successful Local Marine Litter Clean-up Action
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W&P/EuPC Study - European Plastics Converters:

Competitiveness threatened, but staying ahead of the pack thanks to Innovation and Efficiency

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ROOF + TIMBER International 2016

From 2nd to 5th February 2016 the ROOF + TIMBER International 2016 took place in Stuttgart, Germany. More information can be found on the following website

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VinylPlus announces more than 500,000 tonnes
of PVC recycled in 2015

VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development programme, recycled 514,913 tonnes of PVC within its framework last year. The 2015 results were presented at its 4th Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2016 in Vienna, Austria where the industry shared its major successes, notably the replacement of lead-based stabilisers in the EU-28 market.

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Progress Report 2016

PVC Recycling Technologies

This brochure outlines the context and opportunities for recycling in Europe, as well as some of the challenges and solutions for extending the recycling of waste PVC. The emphasis is on the emerging PVC recycling technologies that can access the 'more difficult to recycle' waste streams.

Closing the loop with PVC

This brochure is a non-exhaustive selection of best practice examples of a PVC circular economy in the framework of the VinylPlus programme showing that we don’t just talk the talk, we also walk the walk.