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Our history of intense bushfire seasons looks set to continue with predictions for the approaching summer season citing extreme El Nino effects, bringing with it drier conditions and unprecedented high temperatures. According to the third biennial State of the Climate report from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, since the 1970s extreme fire weather has increased and the fire season has length...
PVC has found a new beneficial use in the fishing industry. PVC habitat structures, called “fish cubes” have been successfully trailed and implemented in the Kansas lakes area of the United States. Fish cubes are being used to replace degraded wood structures, hedge and cedar trees that have traditionally been used to create fish habitats in the region. “Fish need habitat to survive, to grow, to ...
Due to strong numbers of senior people already registered for the ReSource Summit, the VCA has progressed plans for presentations by leaders in industry and government. People are urged to register for the Summit to be sure of a place and to influence the direction of their sector. Still four weeks until the event, the VCA confirms the following presentations and working groups (a...
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The success of PVC recycling programs in Japan is growing, with support from the Japanese Vinyl Environment Council (VEC) and the PVC Pipes and Fittings Association (PPFA), to match waste producers with reuse and recycling opportunities. Research and development demonstrates new opportunities PVC products are well suited to mechanical recycling. Since 2007, Japan’s VEC R&D support program h...
One of the first applications of PVC in healthcare dates back to the 1950’s during the Korean War, when PVC blood bags proved to be both safer and more reliable than glass for treating injured soldiers on the battlefield. Since then, PVC has made it possible for patients and healthcare professionals to access many medical applications. From artificial skin to seamless flooring, ceiling and wall...
An amazing partnership of design flair, material sustainability and a drive to build a truly unique structure has led to Hydronaut, a semi-permanent, demountable structure at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. As a security kiosk for staff, the site had the challenge of providing vision and access to all areas of the building for security staff. Layered over this were requirements for semi-perm...
The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s EnviroDevelopment (ED) rating tool uses sustainability criteria to assess construction and development projects. ED includes consideration for PVC use. Developers can demonstrate that “PVC content is sourced from an ISO 14001 certified supplier”. VCA members with ISO 14001 certification are now listed on our public website under In Construction > ...

Finding a PVC Recycler made easy

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Another key step to accelerating the recycling of PVC in Australia has been taken. The Vinyl Council of Australia has published a list of recyclers and reprocessors on its website so that people are able to easily find and contact companies that specialise in PVC Find a Recycler. The list is a summary of information collected by the VCA from around Australia to establish the particular capac...
Permanent formwork has just been added to the Responsible Building Materials credit in Green Star as a recognition that the use of materials in permanent, or stay-in-place (SIP) formwork is on the rise.The growing use of this product has the potential to change significantly the way walls are erected, with flow on consequences in the environmental, health and safety aspects of construction. It’s t...
Every year, the Vinyl Council of Australia presents Signatories achieving 100% compliance against the commitments of the PVC Stewardship Program with the Excellence in Product Stewardship Award, as a recognition of their level of commitment to the Program. Our product stewardship program is aspirational, and evolves on a regular basis. Existing commitments may be reinforced and new commitments mi...

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