How Plastic Pipes Flow into a Modern Infrastructure

Lauren Louise Hart
University of Florida

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Excerpts from, How Plastic Pipes Flow Economically, Socially, and Environmentally into a Modern Infrastructure

Three tiers of sustainability:

PVC is one of the most sustainable products in the world. PVC has a much smaller carbon footprint than other materials; it takes fewer pounds of material to produce and its thermoplastic material makes it completely recyclable and reusable.

Industries are built around access to clean water, $400 billion dollars in revenue are generated annually from water based recreation, coastal tourism and commercial fishing. PVC pipes currently in place offer an estimated savings of $270 million dollars a year.

Adequate water systems are the first line of defense against water-borne diseases, preventing sickness and reducing healthcare costs.


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