Press Releases | February 26, 2024

For the Record, the Vinyl Institute Has Joined the Cyclyx Consortium

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, USA, February 26, 2024  Cyclyx International, a consortium-based, post-use plastic innovation company with a mission to increase the recyclability of plastic from 10% to 90%, announces the Vinyl Institute (VI) has joined the Cyclyx Consortium.

Founded in 1982, the Vinyl Institute is a trade organization that represents the leading manufacturers in the vinyl industry. In the United States alone, this industry accounts for almost 3,000 manufacturing facilities, upwards of 350,000 employees, and a $54B economic valuation.

“The Vinyl Institute is proud to partner with Cyclyx to work towards our common goal of increasing post-consumer PVC recycling,” said Ned Monroe, president and CEO of the Vinyl Institute. “Tapping into the Cyclyx Consortium’s 10to90 network will allow more post-consumer PVC to be recycled. We look forward to collaborating on new ways to innovate recycling.”

“We are excited about the Vinyl Institute joining our Cyclyx Consortium,” said Ron Sherga, Vice President, Membership Engagement at Cyclyx. “Having vinyl represented in our Consortium allows for increased, open communication for co-developing strategies and programs towards a mutual goal—increasing the recyclability of plastic waste. Along with the inclusion of our 10to90 mission brand, we look forward to working together to collect more vinyl materials from a wide range of industries, divert these materials from landfill, and ultimately increase recycling across the vinyl collective. The commitment and dedication towards circularity are already in place with the Vinyl Institute, and together with Cyclyx, the collaboration will amplify the sustainable efforts.”

As an advocate of vinyl, the Vinyl Institute has coined it “the material for life.” Initially discovered in the 1920s, vinyl is used today in building and construction, water delivery, medicine, transportation, and more. While the VI has documented the numerous benefits and longevity of vinyl, they recognize there is a false narrative surrounding the recycling of this plastic material. Not only can this material be recycled, but a significant portion of it is being recycled—the VI reports that 1.1 billion pounds of PVC are recycled annually in the U.S. and Canada. As the Vinyl Institute explains, this can be seen firsthand by, for example, manufacturers of PVC who have been diverting pre-consumer scrap from landfill, as well as the roofing industry that has been recycling large volumes of post-consumer material. A big focus and goal for the VI and the vinyl industry is the recycling of installation scrap, post-use waste, and end-of-life materials, specifically in the healthcare and construction sectors. As a member of the Cyclyx Consortium, the VI looks to help the industry achieve its goal of recycling 160 million pounds of post-consumer PVC by 2025.

About The Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute (VI), founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic, used to make everything from PVC piping to flooring, roofing and vinyl siding. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities and generates an economic value of $54 billion. For more information, visit

About Cyclyx International, LLC.

Cyclyx International, LLC. (“Cyclyx”) is a post-use plastic innovation company working with industry participants to develop innovative recycling solutions for all types of post-use plastics. The company’s 10to90® mission brand is focused on increasing the recyclability of plastics from 10% to 90%. Cyclyx’s expertise in the chemical composition of post-use plastic, in collaboration with industry partners, creates a new, innovative supply chain. Cyclyx has been formed to be a consortium-based entity and since its founding, there have been a growing number of companies joining its membership. For more information, visit us at

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