New Lifecycle data for PVC in Germany

Last week AGPU and PlasticsEurope Germany presented the latest study „Analysis of PVC production, processing, waste and recycling data in Germany 2017“. It shows that 1.84 million tonnes of PVC, including 249,000 tonnes of PVC recyclates, were processed into semi-finished and finished products in Germany. The construction sector is the dominant sector with a share of over 70 percent. This means that the proportion of recycled materials already accounts for 13.5 percent of the total volume processed. PVC recyclates were used particularly in durable construction applications as well as in gardening and farming. The last study was published in 2013.

As a member of AGPU you can download the summary of the study with the most important results free of charge in our PVC-WIKI. Companies from our industry that are not members of AGPU or PlasticsEurope Germany can order the summary of the study from AGPU Media GmbH for a fee. (contact: