PVC is a highly multifunctional, economical plastic, which due to its variable characteristics is used in many different fields. It contains an important part of chlorine, which is a problem for the environment especially if it is burned. Plastics of unknown composition may only undergo thermal treatment.
Use environment friendly plastic or alternative products made out of metal or wood.
Recycling/environment correct disposal:
Separately collected PVC products (for instance windows and shutters, floor coverings) are shredded; materials are separated and used in the production of new products. Plastic of unknown composition undergoes thermal treatment, thus is used for energy supply.
The Luxembourg producer system Valorlux takes care of packaging from households and other standard household packaging.