Plastic pipe dataaround Europe

Life Cycle Assessment studies of pipes

The Vienna Institute of Environmental Management compared different pipe materials used for water supply and sewer applications. More commonly known as the Windsperger Study, this critical study published in 1999 examined the various aspects of Life Cycle Assessment as applied to plastic pipes and comparative materials. Its conclusion that “no distinct inferiority against other materials can be justified with existing LCA-studies” is fundamental in terms of the environmental contribution provided by plastic pipe systems.

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