The Behaviour of PVC in Landfill


Courtesy of European Commission, Environment DG

This study carries out an analysis of the behaviour of PVC waste in landfills. An estimation of the quantities of PVC waste landfilled annually is presented. The study provides a survey of existing literature on the behaviour of PVC in landfills, in particular the behaviour of additives present in PVC waste (heavy metals, phthalates). In addition, practical experiments have been carried out in order to simulate in laboratory conditions the behaviour of PVC waste present in landfills.

The study was undertaken by ARGUS (Germany), Prof. Spillmann (University of Rostock, Germany), Carl Bro (Denmark) and Sigma Plan (Greece).

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