tons of pvc are used in packaging

PVC can be calendered into films of different thickness and flexibility to be used in a range of packaging applications for a wide variety of foods and other articles such as electronic devices and parts, toiletries, tools, and toys as well as cling film for meat, cheese, vegetables, etc. In Europe, more than 500,000 tons of PVC are used in packaging every year. Its major packaging applications are rigid film (about 60 %) used to make blisters while, flexible film such as cling film and closures account for less than 15 %.