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Sewer Installation Time - Plastics versus Concrete

In August 2013 TEPPFA commissioned a practical test to compare the installation time of sewer systems. See the advantages of plastic over concrete pipes demonstrated in a real life experiment!
Teppfa Forum 2014 -- Environmental Sustainability of Construction Products

Representatives of different Commission services (DG Environment and DG Industry), LCA practitioners, Industry representatives and academia debated about environmental sustainability of construction products in the Teppfa Forum 2014 - Environmental Sustainability of Construction Products Workshop.
TEPPFA Forum 2014- Green week Satellite Event

The EU considers its vision of a circular economy as being the logical solution for a resource-constrained world. It's a place where almost nothing is wasted, where the re-use and re-manufacturing of products has become standard practice and where sustainability is built into the fabric of society.
European Commission officials, Industry representatives and different stakeholders debated about the future of the circular economy in the Teppfa Forum 2014 -- Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste workshop.
EU Green Week Conference asks the question “Does Recycling improve air quality”

Jointly supported by TEPPFA and Vinylplus in conjunction with EurActiv the conference took place at the EU Parliament on 5th June 2013 as part of this year’s “Green Week”.
The event was kindly hosted by MEP, Vittorio Prodi, Rapporteur of the European Parliament for the Green Paper on plastic waste.
Contributors included William NEALE DG Environment, Hans TELGEN TEPPFA
Board Member, Gerald FEIGENBUTZ Managing Director EPPA and Dirk JEPSEN Executive Director OKOPOL.
Certificate_BE15-TEPPFA-Official Satellite- Green WEEK-2013.PDF
Clean drinking water: Plastic Pipe systems make it possible

On the 10 May 2012, TEPPFA, in cooperation with EURACTIV, organized a workshop entitled “Water Efficiency: What Role for Infrastructure.” This event was hosted in Brussels by MEP Richard Seeber at the European Parliament. Hans Telgen, TEPPFA President, took this opportunity to present the technological advancements of the plastic pipe systems industry focusing on water storage and drainage infrastructure.
MEP Awards 2014 A word from the sponsors

This award is particularly meaningful for TEPPFA because of our involvement in environmentally friendly initiatives.

Recycling, sustainability and the promotion of a circular economy are very high on TEPPFA’s agenda.

Also as a committed supporter of this year’s green week on circular economy TEPPFA is striving to raise awareness of the European environmental agenda and shares the goal of improving and protecting our environment.


The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is the trade association representing manufacturers and national associations of plastic pipe systems in Europe. We are actively involved in the promotion and acceptance of plastic pipe systems for all applications. We want to raise awareness of the value that plastic pipe systems offer for a sustainable future.

This website provides factual and easily accessible information about plastic pipe systems, their value and use.

For more general information, please click on TEPPFA Plastic Pipes. There you will find an overview which we have developed together with PlasticsEurope.

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Double digit growth for plastic pipe systems

Four major factors will lead to double digit growth in the global demand for plastic pipe systems over the next ten years. Speaking at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition in Chicago, Stephen Boros the chairman of the event’s organizing committee identified these developments that are changing the world outlook for his industry.

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Do we really need PEF?

Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner (Technical University Berlin) and Michele Galatola (European Commission) will debate and try to answer to this question at the next PEF World Forum.

Among the other pilot representatives, Claudia Topalli (Environmental & Regulatory Affairs Manager) will present a status of play of the PEF pilot hot& cold water supply pipes within the building, project led by TEPPFA.

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