Global inventory of chlor-alkali and PVC plastics producers complete

Open access data on 146 chlor-alkali plants, 113 PVC plants

The Healthy Building Network today released Phase 2 of its landmark report on chlorine-based plastics that are widely used in common building and construction products. The report, “​Chlorine and Building Materials: A Global Inventory of Production Technologies, Markets, and Pollution. Phase 2: Asia,”​ completes HBN’s global analysis of the industry.

The Material Research, L3C, team, including Connie Murtagh and Jim Vallette, conducted the research for this project. It includes details about 146 chlor-alkali plants and 113 PVC plants worldwide.

The HBN reports, Phase 1 and Phase 2, include an interactive map and a detailed inventory spreadsheet, providing vital information about the largest chlor-alkali plants and PVC plants, including their capacities, owners, technologies, markets, and production technologies (asbestos, mercury or PFAS). All of these materials are open access, available for use with attribution.

The reports are on HBN’s Chlorine and Building Materials project homepage: https://healthybuilding.net/reports/20-chlorine-building-materials-project-phase-2-asia-including-worldwide-findings.

Inventory author Jim Vallette will present project findings in a public webinar hosted by HBN. Jim will take participants on a global virtual tour of chlorine and PVC production, its impacts and future. The webinar will take place on March 27, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm eastern time.

Please register for the webinar here.

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