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PVC-free vinyls

How sustainable are the PVC-free vinyls? Many companies offer them but, are they really sustainable? What are they made of?

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From memory, I believe it’s the C in PVC that is the main problem, the Chlorinated bit. There are other vinyls available, PVA, PVB, EVA and PEVA I think are the most common. While these may not have the chlorinated element, I believe they are all still oil derived products and are effectively plastics. Is some sort of fabric a viable alternative? Some sort of treated canvas maybe? Anyone used any non-plastic alternatives?

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