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VinylPlus launches new, more exciting photo competition on its Sustainable Thinking Platform

Brussels, 05 February – Following the enormous success of the last multimedia competition, VinylPlus has re-launched its Sustainable Thinking Platform, the online community for young people from all around the world to discuss and learn about sustainability issues. More than 2,500 people from over 90 different countries had signed up to join the 2010 edition.

This year, the platform is hosting an exciting photo competition open to participants aged 18 to 30 years old. All entries must address the following question: Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe and beyond. How do we make it happen?  Submissions must include a short explanatory indicating what is needed to make this a reality.

“The promotions of ‘sustainability awareness’ is part our VinylPlus voluntary commitment. Working with young people from all over the world is certainly a great way to do this. They are full of energy, are creative and can provide valuable insights on how to do things better. We hope the Sustainable Thinking Platform can bring on board lots and lots of people united by their common interest in sustainable development”, explained Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus Deputy General Manager.

Submissions will be initially rated in a first round by the online platform members. Finalists will then be judged by a panel comprised of international journalists and industry representatives. The winner will receive and iPad Mini and the 3 most active participants will get a recycled PVC sports bag. The photo competition will run until 30 April 2013.

www.sustainablethinking.eu

For additional information, please contact: sustainablethinkingeu@gmail.com

About VinylPlus: VinylPlus is the new 10 year sustainability programme of the European PVC industry which will give continuity to the work accomplished by Vinyl 2010 taking the next important steps in tackling the sustainability challenges for PVC. There is a new, larger set of more ambitious targets ranging from technical goals regarding emissions, recycling, the sustainable use of additives and renewable resources to the need to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of sustainable development. The goal is to establish a long-term sustainability framework for the European PVC value chain. www.vinylplus.eu