PVC

PVC Products

Many consumer products and packaging are made from PVC. The following is a general list of some common products that are typically made of PVC. This list is meant to be a starting point for identifying what common products are packaged in or made from PVC.

While this list may help get you started, not all containers and products are labeled. If you suspect that a product or its packaging is made of PVC, we suggest you contact the product manufacturer and ask them directly about the materials used in the product or its packaging. One way to be sure if the packaging of a product is made from PVC is to look for the number “3″ or for the letter “V” inside or underneath the universal recycling symbol. This means that the product is made of PVC. Soft flexible plastic products that are made with PVC often have a distinct odor.

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Apparel:
Aprons
Bags
Backpacks (PVC coating for waterproofing)
Bibs
Boots
Diaper covers
Lingerie
Luggage
Raincoats
Rain pants
Skirts
Shoes
T-shirts with PVC prints (shiny)
Watchbands

Automotive:
Auto-related product containers
Car seats for children
Dashboards
Door panels
Traffic cones
Underbody coating
Upholstery
Wire coating

Building Materials:
Cavity closure insulation
Door frames
Door gaskets
Fencing
Flooring
Gutters
Molding
Pipes
Shutters
Siding
Tiles
Wall coverings
Window frames
Wire/cable insulation

Household Items:
Cleaning product containers
Clothes racks (covers metal to prevent rusting)
Checkbook covers
Fake Christmas trees
Imitation leather furniture
Mattress covers
Pet care product containers
Photo album sheets
Self-adhesive labels and stickers
Shelving
Strollers
Shower curtains
Textiles
Toys
Waterbeds

Kitchen Items:
Appliance casings
Beverage containers
Dish drying racks (covers metal to prevent rusting)
Dishwasher, refrigerator and
freezer racks
Drinking straws
Food containers
Food wrap
Plastic utensils
Tablecloths

Medical Supplies:
Bed liners
Blood bags
Catheters
Colostomy bags
Gloves
Mattress covers
Tubing

Office Supplies:
Binders
Cellular phones
Clipboards
Computer keyboards
Computer monitor housing
Floppy disks
Mouse pads
Paper clips
Tape

Outdoor Items:
Balls
Children’s swimming pools
Garden hoses
Greenhouses
Inflatable furniture
Outdoor furniture
Pond liners
Tarps

Personal Care Items (packaging):
Aloe Vera Gel
Baby oil
Face Wash
Hair gel
Liquid soap
Lotion
Massage oil
Mouthwash
Shampoo
Suntan lotion

Miscellaneous:
Credit cards
Landfill liners and leachate pipes
Slide holders


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