Vinyl Institute Issues Call for Entries for First-Ever “Vinyl Recycler of the Year” Award

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First-ever "Vinyl Recycler of the Year" Award to be presented at Vinyl Institute's annual meeting.

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Diverting vinyl products from the landfill is one very important and successful facet within our industry’s larger sustainability journey, which is why we’re excited to be accepting entries for outstanding programs and products that promote vinyl recycling.

The Vinyl Institute (VI), the U.S. trade association representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), additives, and modifiers, has issued a call for entries for the first-ever “Vinyl Recycler of the Year” Award, to be presented at the association’s annual meeting, Vinyl360.

“We recognize how important sustainability is to our industry,” said Ned Monroe, president and CEO of the Vinyl Institute. “And diverting vinyl products from the landfill is one very important and successful facet within our industry’s larger sustainability journey, which is why we’re excited to be accepting entries for outstanding programs and products that promote vinyl recycling.”

The “Vinyl Recycler of the Year” Award recognizes the efforts of recyclers and product manufacturers with operations in the U.S. that find new solutions and/or markets for post-consumer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials, increase use of recycled vinyl content in their products, and/or engage in partnerships with companies in take-back programs.

To be eligible for the Vinyl Recycler of the Year Award, organizations must:

  • Be a vinyl recycler or vinyl product manufacturers with operations in the U.S.
  • Have implemented their product or program within the last 18 months (Jan. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)

The Vinyl Recycler of the Year Award is one of several awards that VI presents each year at Vinyl360, the vinyl industry’s annual conference held in November.

To learn more about the Vinyl Recycler of the Year Award and review the entry requirements, visit vinylinfo.org. To be considered, entries must be received by Oct. 15, 2019 11:59 p.m. EDT.

About the Vinyl Institute:
The Vinyl Institute (VI), founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world's most versatile plastic, used to make everything from PVC piping to flooring, roofing and vinyl siding. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities and generates an economic value of $54 billion. For more information, visit vinylinfo.org.

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