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The 4th edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016. Building upon VSF15, the theme for this year is “Smart Vinyl for Our Cities”.  Cities are where an increasing majority of the world’s population will be living and working in the future and where the challenge to provide essential services will be the greatest.

The 2016 Forum will provide a unique opportunity to explore the potentially growing opportunities worldwide for PVC to contribute to delivering essential human needs in a safe, responsible and cost-effective way.

What you can expect

  • Keynote speeches, presentations, panel and open discussions;
  • High-level speakers spanning the EU Institutions, UNIDO, UNEP, NGOs, academia, politicians, industry, architects and designers;
  • Led by two dynamic moderators: Paul Hohnen and Madeleine Laffont.

Key topics

  • Sustainable Cities in the 21st Century – The Big Global Challenge
  • Setting the Standards for Sustainable Cities
  • Global Vinyl Markets
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • New Applications and Markets for Vinyl in Cities
  • Vinyl in Future Cities: Doing Better by Design

Great networking opportunities

From the Welcome Cocktail on 27th April to the Dinner on the evening of 28th April.

More details?

Registration & Programme: http://vinylplus.eu/community/vinyl-sustainability-forum/vsf16

This year, AGPU will work on a number of different projects in cooperation with VinylPlus. One of these projects is the development of a guideline on the implementation of the requirements of waste, and substance legislation for the recycling of plastic waste that contains substances included in the REACH Authorisation List (Annex XIV). The focus of this project is the creation of a guidance document for practical use that contains input from the relevant authorities and German Federal Ministries, as well as industrial associations and recycling companies.

The leading body in this joint project is the BKV (Beteiligungs- und Kunststoffverwertungsgesellschaft mbH) with support from PlasticsEurope, AGPU, VinylPlus and other stakeholders. AGPU coordinates the PVC topics involved in the project via its extended Recycling Working Group.

Cities are where an increasing majority of the world’s population will be living and working in the future and where the challenge to provide essential services – such as accommodation, water, food and healthcare – will be the greatest. The fourth edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will address some of these challenges in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016.

The 2016 Forum will provide an unique opportunity for VinylPlus’ members and their stakeholders to identify and explore the potentially growing opportunities worldwide for PVC to contribute to delivering essential human needs in a safe, responsible and cost-effective way. Discussion topics of the 2016 forum will cover innovative applications with recycled material, research & development, imaginative designs with PVC, the ingenious use of PVC products, creative solutions through partnering within the value chain or with other stakeholders and success stories from customers, specifiers, retailers or public administrations.

VinylPlus is currently calling for papers and presentations on the discussion topics. The Vinyl Sustainability Forum is an annual event organised by VinylPlus, the voluntary sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. It aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain. The regional scope of the current 10-year programme is the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland. The Forum engages in an open and constructive dialogue on sustainability with a wide range of industry and external stakeholders. It brings together representatives of the entire PVC industry value chain as well as policy makers, consumer groups, retailers, architects and NGOs.

In late September the second regional meeting of the „PVC Recyclers Meet PVC Processors“ series of events held by AGPU and VinylPlus took place in Stuttgart (Germany), hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK). The participants made the most of the opportunity to briefly present their products, services and requirements to possible business partners in person, to discuss details and to reach first agreements for possible cooperation. The meeting was yet again a success for all those involved.

The third and final event this year will take place at VEKA Umwelttechnik in Behringen (Germany) on 12th November. Several participants have already signed up to attend the meeting and AGPU is happy to accept further registrations. Please contact Ms Julia Gogos at the AGPU office for details.

Cities are where an increasing majority of the world’s population will be living and working in the future and where the challenge to provide essential services – such as accommodation, water, food and healthcare – will be the greatest. The fourth edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will address some of these challenges in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016. The 2016 Forum will provide an unique opportunity for VinylPlus’ members and their stakeholders to identify and explore the potentially growing opportunities worldwide for PVC to contribute to delivering essential human needs in a safe, responsible and cost-effective way. Discussion topics of the 2016 forum will cover innovative applications with recycled material, research & development, imaginative designs with PVC, the ingenious use of PVC products, creative solutions through partnering within the value chain or with other stakeholders and stories from customers, specifiers, retailers or public administrations.

VinylPlus is currently calling for papers and presentations on the discussion topics.

The Vinyl Sustainability Forum is an annual event organised by VinylPlus, the voluntary sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry. It aims at creating a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain. The regional scope of the current 10-year programme is the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland. The Forum engages in an open and constructive dialogue on sustainability with a wide range of industry and external stakeholders. It brings together representatives of the entire PVC industry value chain as well as policy makers, consumer groups, retailers, architects and NGOs.

http://vinylplus.eu/community/vinyl-sustainability-forum/vsf16

After the successful first regional meeting in the „PVC Recyclers Meet PVC Processors“ series of events in Troisdorf (Germany) at the end of June, the next event in the series held by AGPU and VinylPlus took place on 22nd September at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) in Stuttgart. Around 15 experts joint the event and made the most of the opportunity to present their products, services or requirements and to expand their network.

The third and final regional meeting this year will take place at VEKA UT in Thuringia on 12th November.

Within a joint communication project of VinylPlus und AGPU, AGPU is currently producing a series of articles on the topic of PVC and green public procurement. The actual topic is sports facilities and leisure, that will be published in the specialist procurement magazine „Kommunaler Beschaffungs-Dienst“ (KBD) and complement the main focus of the issue.

Further articles will be published in KBD and other relevant specialist media up to the beginning of next year. These will always focus on the topic of green public procurement combined with a PVC product , its benefits and the sustainable development of the PVC industry.

After the successful first regional meeting in the „PVC Recyclers Meet PVC Processors“ series of events in Troisdorf (Germany) at the end of June, the next event in the series held by AGPU and VinylPlus will take place after the summer break, namely on 22nd September, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) in Stuttgart. The first participants have already signed up for the event. Register now and make the most of the opportunity to present your products, services or requirements in the „speed dating“ session or individual discussions and to expand your network.

For more information, please contact the AGPU office. You can also contact the office to sign up to attend the event. If you know any colleagues and/or business partners who may also be interested to join, please feel free to pass on our invitation and contact details. The third and final regional meeting this year will take place at VEKA UT in Hörselberg-Hainich on 12th November.

At the end of June, the first regional meeting of the „PVC Recyclers Meet PVC Processors“ series of events held by AGPU and VinylPlus took place in Troisdorf, Germany. The event was a success, with around 25 experts making the most of the opportunity to present their products, services and requirements in person. After the event, personal conversations were used to discuss details and reach the first agreements for possible cooperation.

At the beginning of the meeting, the host and Managing Director of the German Association for the Recycling of PVC Floor Coverings (AgPR), Dr Jochen Zimmermann, provided participants with a brief overview of current recycling topics. The AGPU editor Michael Friedrichs then gave a short talk in the advantages of the revised PVC Recycling Finder. At the end of the event, participants were given the opportunity to explore the operations of the flooring recycling facility for themselves.

The „PVC Recyclers Meet PVC Processors“ series of events will be continued in Stuttgart on 22nd September. The third and final regional meeting this year will take place at the company VEKA UT in Hörselberg-Hainich on 12th November. Participants have already signed up for both events. For more information, please contact Ms Julia Gogos at the AGPU office. You can also contact her to register for the events. If you know any colleagues and/or business partners who may also be interested in these events, please feel free to pass on your invitation and contact details.

On 30 June 2015, the first regional meeting of the successful AGPU and VinylPlus series of events „PVC recyclers meet PVC processors“ will take place in Troisdorf. The concept: On the spot, the participants will present a short statement of their offer and their requirements. The focus is on personal discussions and networking to do with PVC recycling. The other events are scheduled in Stuttgart (September 22) and Behringen (November 12).

Currently, there are 25 registrations for the event in Troisdorf. Details can be obtained from Ms. Julia Gogos in the AGPU-office. She will gladly note your registration. If you know colleagues and/ or business partners who may be interested in this event, please pass on the invitation and contact details.