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Reader Question: Recycling Vinyl Wallcoverings

Q:  Can Vinyl wallpaper be recycled? If so where?

A: This is an excellent question. With societies growing green conscience, environmental impact has become an important part of the design process and preferences.

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Yes, vinyl wallpaper can be recycled. For the purposes of recycling, vinyl wallcoverings are classified as “flexible PVC”. We found a list online of some recyclers in Australia:

Company
State
Telephone
Material Accepted
Plastic Granulating Services
SA
(08) 8359 4414
Miscellaneous PVC
ALM Plastic Moulders
QLD
(07) 3205 2499
Assessed case by case
RBM Plastics
NSW
(02) 9748 2638
Flexible PVC
Polymax Recycling
NSW
(02) 9772 2277 or 0414 456 656
Flexible PVC
CryoGrind Australia
VIC
(03) 9794 6608
Miscellaneous, mainly flexible PVC and bottles
SIMS Plastics & SIMS Electrical (e-recycling)
VIC
(03) 9304 7800
Electronic and electrical waste. Other PVC assessed case by case (trades PVC scrap for export).
Sancon Recycling
VIC
(03) 9574 6767
Clean flexible PVC
Sandhurst Enterprises Recycling
VIC
(03) 5441 6795
Most rigid and flexible types of PVC
SRM Plastics
VIC
(03) 9791 2088
Most rigid and flexible types of PVC
Recycla-Plas
WA
(08) 9250 654
Flexible PVC
Claw Environmental
WA
(08) 9333 4888
Most types of PVC

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