This study presents the current situation of mechanical recycling of PVC waste, as well as a detailed description of the existing recycling schemes of PVC waste. The study gives an assessment of the economic, technical and environmental aspects of the mechanical recycling of PVC waste. All 15 Member States are covered by the analysis. In addition, the study estimates the future quantities of PVC waste and, in the context of various scenarios, the future quantities of recycled PVC waste. Potential national and Community measures to increase the recycling of PVC waste are also identified.
The study was undertaken by Prognos (Switzerland) in association with Plastic Consult (Italy) and COWI (Denmark).