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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.

Koichi Oba
President ESWA

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Shared Exhibition Stand "Campaign PVC Recycling" on Demolition Conference Increasing interest in recycling solutions

“In the 25 editions of the FACHTAGUNG ABBRUCH there were around 12,300 attendees, around 1,370 exhibiting companies and exactly 478 lectures”; said DA Managing Director Pocha in his opening speech.”

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VinylPlus® commits to recycle 900.000 tonnes of PVC a year by 2025

As part of ongoing efforts to leading the vision of Circular Economy in Europe, VinylPlus® recently committed to recycle a minimum of 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, and a minimum of 1 million tonnes per year by 2030. This commitment follows a call from the European Commission on the industry to come forward with voluntary pledges to boost the uptake of recycled plastics in Europe.

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66th IFD World Roofing Championships 2018

In November, the World Roofing Championships 2018 will bring together the top young roofers from across the world to compete in the Olympics of Roofing. The annual Championships, organised by the IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade) are held in conjunction with the IFD’s World Congress. This year they will be held from 14th to 17th November 2018 in Riga/Latvia.

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Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska hands over the overall award for Polymer Quality ...

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24th Demolition Conference was a great success

The 24th Demolition Conference which has taken place on 02 and 03 March 2018 in Berlin was a great success for the organiser, the Deutscher Abbruchverband – DA (German Demolition Association), as well as for the attendees and exhibitors. The campaign PVC recycling has again had a successful time at the Conference in Berlin ...

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ROOF+TIMBER International 2018 - The hub of the building trade

From 20 to 24 February 45,000 roofers, carpenters, and plumbers were all headed to the same place in Cologne: Messeplatz 1, where DACH+HOLZ (ROOF+TIMBER) International was being held across four exhibition halls.

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In 2018: plastics roofing sheets on the road to success

Report of the German trade association

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The European Plastics Industry Circular Economy Voluntary Commitments. Towards 50% Plastics Waste Recycling

Six European organisations from the plastics value chain have committed, in cooperation with the European Commission, to launch Circularity Platforms aiming to reach 50% plastics waste recycling by 2040. These will drive the recycling of plastic products in Europe and considerably reduce littering volumes.

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Joint Brexit Position Paper of EuPC and the BPF

A year and a half have passed since the Brexit referendum, and following months of negotiations, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announced that “sufficient progress” has been made to allow the beginning of the next phase: the talks about the future relationship between the EU and the UK. In the light of these developments, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have drafted a joint position paper ...

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Progress Report 2018

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.