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From martial arts to yoga – PVC is key

VinylPlus highlighted the importance of recycled PVC in the world of sports by celebrating the European Week of Sport in Brussels this week.

VinylPlus provided high performance PVC flooring to cover the 225m2 esplanade for the festive event; which included a martial arts competition, Scottish highland games, yoga classes and Bollywood dancing. The flooring, which contains 32% recycled PVC, is the same used for competition-level basketball, badminton and volleyball courts. The recycled flooring will be reused at future events in the Brussels area.

It’s important to note that VinylPlus managed to recycle 740 000 tonnes of PVC last year. This is a big milestone as this represents over 92% of its 2020 recycling target.

‘It is great to be part of the Week here in Brussels, back on home turf! We have worked tirelessly this year to demonstrate how we can improve the environmental impact of sporting events by using materials such as PVC,’ says Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus general manager. She emphasises the material fits perfectly in the circular economy.

Dero points out this major event is the second one this year, following a successful partnership with the International School Sport Federation for the event “She Runs” held in Paris in March.

The third in will take place tomorrow, namely Brussels Yoga Day, organised (from 12:30-22.00) together with the Indian Embassy. A fun fact is that the recycled PVC yoga mats will later be donated to local hospitals to help with rehabilitation programmes.

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