Sustainable development depends on real commitments and actions, by real people in the real world – statement from 2002 Johannesburg Earth Summit Declaration. Several voluntary commitments where mentioned at Rio +20 as good practice of industry moving towards improved sustainability. VinylPlus was one of these initiatives. VinylPlus is also referenced in the Green Paper on Plastic Waste published by European Commission on the 7th of March 2013.
It is widely known that recycling can save on natural resources and reduce emissions, but a recent study (issued by the Flemish Institute of Technological Research – VITO) has shown that it can also improve air quality.