Sensitive restoration of this fine 1790s building in Scotland’s capital city has created Mode Aparthotel Edinburgh offering 82 contemporary, stylish studios, one and two-bedroomed apartments. The Queen Street building is a significant part of the original fabric of Edinburgh’s New Town; an area of perfectly preserved, neo-classical and Georgian architecture – and one of the most important examples of urban planning in Britain. Due to the building’s listed status, the primary
VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, brought together over 180 participants from 24 countries at its virtual VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) #CIRCULARVINYL on October 15 2020. The successful event showcased the united PVC industry’s major achievements and plans to build the new sustainability programme towards 2030. Reflecting on a decade of leadership in PVC sustainability, VinylPlus Managing Director Brigitte Der
PVC4Pipes, the dedicated value chain platform for the European PVC pipe industry, has launched a refreshed online Training Package for the actors across the whole PVC pipe supply chain, making it easier to educate their sales forces and train their employees. Developed by PVC and PVC pipe experts, the comprehensive package contains reliable, consistent and professional information about PVC materials and the sustainable solutions they deliver, both generally and for relevant
PVC used in windows and building products has proven performance benefits in the event of fire due to its inherent flame retardancy, that will not cause, support or enhance the development of fire. Sophi MacMillan, Chief Executive of the Vinyl Council of Australia analyses the latest technical guidance on PVC fire safety. PVC, or vinyl, is the most widely used polymer in building and construction applications with up to 70% of global annual PVC production used in this sector.
RecoMed, the PVC takeback scheme for single-use medical devices, has launched its new website – www.recomed.co.uk – in response to rising interest from the healthcare sector in reducing and recycling plastic waste. Set up in 2014, RecoMed provides an alternative, sustainable recycling route for waste medical items, such as oxygen masks and tubing, made from high-quality medical grade PVC. The new website contains all the information potential participants need, including how
Recofloor has collected in total 5,000 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring since the national award-winning take back scheme was founded by leading flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro in 2009. Diligent collections by participating flooring companies, contractors and distributors across the UK and Ireland saw the landmark figure reached in March 2020. The scheme collects readily recyclable smooth vinyl (including luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and loose lay) and safety vinyl offcut
The UK and Ireland collected and recycled a total of 143,428 tonnes of waste PVC across all PVC recycling formats in 2019. Within this total, PVC window profiles accounted for 86,057 tonnes, according to latest industry figures. Second only to Germany, the UK’s achievement represents 18.6% of the 771,313 tonnes of waste PVC recycled throughout Europe in 2019 – a new record high and 4.3% up on the previous year. Window profiles and related building products account for 47% of