Display: Remake plastic – innovation in recycling with PVC-coated polyester fabrics
Be the first to see commercial product prototypes designed to be made from recycled advertising billboard banners.
Currently each year over 1,200,000 m2 (500 tonnes) of advertising billboards go to landfill around Australia. All other common PVC coated fabrics like truck tarpaulins and grain covers suffer the same fate. This is the case in most countries around the world due to lack of low-cost reprocessing solutions and suitable end products.
Supported by funding from NSW Environment Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, the Vinyl Council of Australia teamed with a sterling group of dedicated members, the Outdoor Media Association, and the Universities of NSW and Monash to research and design end-of life solutions for PVC coated fabric that meet consumer needs.
This display at the Waste Expo Australia will showcase some of the materials, reprocessing, design trials and prototypes developed during this project.