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New Green Star PVC Credit issued in Australia

The Vinyl Council of Australia has announced that the new 'PVC Credit’ has been introduced into all Green Star building rating tools following a long review of PVC by the Green Building Council of Australia.

The Green Building Council finalised its credit review process during the first week in April after receiving and reviewing stakeholder comments on the draft PVC Credit published in January…

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ECVM donates PVC pipes for waste water project in Pemba, Zanzibar

ECVM, in partnership with Dutch NGO Agua4All, has donated PVC pipes and technical expertise for a new waste water system on Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

The project, which uses international aid to enable local communities to help themselves, is designed to improve the quality of life for local residents, minimise the environmental impact of waste water on the marine ecology and sustain the local ec…

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Australia green building rules revised in favour of PVC

The body encouraging development of more environmentally friendly buildings in Australia has revised its previously negative view on PVC materials.

The Sydney-based Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) said its new system for rating the plastic should be in force by April following a review that ended in February. and considered advances made by the PVC sector.

GBCA operates the national, …

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PVC industry progress recognised in new Green Star approach in Australia

The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) has commended the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for reviewing its position on the use of PVC products in the built environment.

After nearly two years of extensive engagement with stakeholders, including the establishment of an Expert Reference Panel, the GBCA has completed a comprehensive review of the life cycle of PVC building products and dra…

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PVC Christmas Trees Bring Tidings of Savings and Variety

Holiday decorators stand to save significantly with the use of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Christmas trees over farm-grown trees, according to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA).

A 10-year analysis released by ACTA shows the purchase of a single PVC Christmas tree costs 70 percent less than farm grown trees over the same period. And when the PVC tree is used for more than 10 seasons, the…

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