The hazardous problems with PVC
PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a widely used plastic material that has several advantages such as being durable, cheap, and versatile. However, PVC also has several negative aspects that can have harmful effects on the environment.
One of the main problems with PVC is that it is not biodegradable, meaning that it cannot be broken down by natural processes. As a result, PVC waste can accumulate in landfills and the ocean, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. This can lead to the formation of large garbage patches and other environmental hazards.
Another issue with PVC is that it often contains chemicals known as phthalates, which can leach out of the material and into the environment. These chemicals can be harmful to wildlife and can also pose a threat to human health.
Furthermore, the production of PVC requires the use of harmful chemicals such as chlorine, which can have negative impacts on air and water quality. The manufacturing process also generates significant amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to climate change.
Reducing our reliance on PVC and finding more sustainable alternatives to protect our planet and its inhabitants is crucial. The team at KiffLab is committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our products. By using advanced materials, we can eliminate waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing process. Learning about their properties and how we can diminish the impact is where we can make a change.