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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 the interests of the thermoplastic / single Ply waterproofing membrane producers in Europe. ESWA's objective is to promote innovative, durable and environment-friendly thermoplastic waterproofing solutions for specifiers and end users. 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.


Erik Øyno
President ESWA


+++ September 22-2020 +++
Surface leaching from Synthetic Membranes

ESWA / SGS Project: Synthetic membranes [Plastic sheets, as described in CEN TC254] for roof waterproofing are construction products intended to protect buildings and constructions from rain water and hence by nature be in contact with rain water.

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The ESWA Spring General Assembly was held for the first time ever as a digital meeting

The ESWA members unanimously elected Mr. Erik Øyno as their new President with Mr.Bruno Broccanello as vice-president and Mr. Frederic Weemaels as Treasurer for a 2-year period (May 2020-May 2022).

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Progress Report 2020

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.