PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is the main component that is used for windows, pipes, fittings and rigid exterior door frames.
With such a wide range of uses and being 100% recyclable, it is crucial that we recycle all our unwanted PVC items and offcuts. In the same way that plastic, on average, takes 450 years to naturally biodegrade, PVC does not naturally break down efficiently. Consequently, when these materials reach landfill they can prove disastrous for the environment.
As a result, disposing of and recycling PVC waste correctly to ensure that it is diverted away from landfill should be at the top of all our priorities. It is also key to remember that recycling such a popular building material also boasts many economic benefits, the main being that recycled PVC is a much cheaper and more reliable construction material than primary or ‘Virgin’ PVC.