LG: Chem partners with Hwaseong City and Seongji to pave the way for recycling PVC wallpaper waste

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■ On the 17th, signing of a memorandum of understanding for a pilot project on the recycling of waste PVC wallpaper (silk wallpaper) in the city of Hwaseong

■ Construction of waste wallpaper collection resource circulation system (Hwaseong) → separation of PVC and paper (Seongji) → production of recycled PVC (LG Chem)

■ Plans to implement about 8 apartment complexes in Hwaseong first and then consider applying to all of Hwaseong

LG Chem will partner with a local government and an SME to participate in a pilot project to recycle waste PVC wallpaper (silk wallpaper).

On the 17th, LG Chem signed a memorandum of understanding with Hwaseong City and Seongji on the construction of a separate PVC wallpaper waste disposal, collection and recycling system, and the three parties agreed to cooperate actively to establish a systematic basis for the creation of a sustainable flowing resource. society. * PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): One of the most common general-purpose plastics with exceptional insulation performance and durability, and is used as a raw material for various products such as window frames, pipes, floor materials, threads, wallpaper, etc.

It is expected that through this cooperation, a new way of recycling PVC wallpaper waste, which is discarded as general waste, will be created. Silk wallpaper, which is used as wallpaper for most homes, is a valuable resource that can be used as a reclaimed material, but is currently incinerated in its entirety due to the lack of a collection system. separated and because it is disposed of while being mixed with other wastes.

According to the MoU, Hwaseong City will provide citizen public relations, education and policies for the practice and dissemination of proper separate disposal of PVC wallpaper waste, collect wallpaper waste generated in the apartments, store them at the Hwaseong Healing Center (Goju-ri, Paltan-myeon) and hand them over to the Seongji Recycling Company.

Seongji will separate the paper layer and PVC coating layer from the collected waste wallpaper and remove the foreign particles based on its experience and recycling technology covering more than 20 years, use paper powder as the material extra for paper cups, egg cartons, etc. and send the PVC coating layer to LG Chem.

LG Chem will receive the PVC coating layer and integrate its prescription and property-enhancing composition technologies to produce high-purity PCR PVC and apply it in various products such as flooring materials to boost the expansion of the recycling market and enter new markets. * PVC PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled): PVC from the recycling of products used by consumers

This pilot project will first be implemented on approximately eight complexes that have expressed their intention to participate in a survey of apartment complexes in Hwaseong. And depending on the progress of the pilot project, reviews will be made on whether to expand it to all other areas of Hwaseong as well.

Meanwhile, Park Min-cheol, Head of Environmental Business of Hwaseong, Yungshin Hwang, Head of PVC/Plasticizers Division of LG Chem, and Moon Jong-gyeong, CEO of Seongji, and other relevant personalities attended. at the MOU signing ceremony held at Hwaseong Environmental Division.

Head of Hwaseong Environmental Company Park Min-cheol said, “We hope that through this MoU, we will be able to build a circulation system where PVC wallpaper waste, which treated simply as garbage in the past, can be turned into useful resources, as the first step for Hwaseong to become a leading resource circulation city.”

Seongji CEO Moon Jong-gyeong said, “We will work hard to develop environmental protection and resource recycling technologies by turning PVC wallpaper waste into resources.

Head of PVC/Plasticizers Division of LG Chem, Yungshin Hwang, said, “From this pilot project in collaboration with a local government, we will continue to expand the fields of environmentally friendly technologies and its applicable fields. that can circulate plastic waste, which is incinerated or disposed of. of everyday life.”

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