PVC Disposal in China
- Alternatives for PVC pipes are; cast iron, vitrified clay, and plastics such as crosslinked, polyethylene and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene).
- Alternative materials for PVC sidings are; wood, fibercement board, polypropylene and acrylic siding.
- Alternative materials for doors and windows include wood, fiberglass, and aluminum windows and doors.
- Alternative materials for wall covering are, natural fiber and polyethylene wall coverings.
PS: We can learn more on the hazards of PVC and the alternatives we have for it on (Sources) – http://www.healthybuilding.net/pvc/Thornton_Enviro_Impacts_of_PVC.pdf and http://www.greenaction.org/healthybuildings/documents/hb_overview.pdf.Article by, Healthy Buildings: “Alternatives to Toxics in Construction“, 2000 Jan. Thornton, Joe, Ph.D., “Environmental Impacts of Polyvinyl Chloride Building Materials” © Healthy Buiding Network, 2002. Posted By: Krithi Bhat