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Advocacy

The Vinyl Institute serves as the collective voice for vinyl industry priorities in the federal, state and local legislative process, and with regulatory agencies and codes and standards organizations affecting the industry.

The overall U.S. vinyl industry encompasses more than 2,900 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees and an overall economic value of $54B. The Vinyl Institute works with our members, their customers and other allies to monitor and address policy and regulatory developments that come before the industry.

The vinyl industry’s top legislative issues include: water infrastructureinternational trade and chemical regulation reform.

The Vinyl Institute hosts an annual Vinyl Industry Congressional Fly-in, which is part of the industry's Vinyl360 conference, and encourages vinyl value chain members to take action and engage with the state and federal lawmakers on in a number of ways including:

  • Understanding industry issues
  • Identifying and contacting your elected officials
  • Tracking Congressional votes on key legislation
  • Becoming a vinyl advocate

The Vinyl Institute also leads an industry working group that engages in discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (PVC Mact) standards.  In addition the Vinyl Institute participates in many codes and standards to content page development processes with a number organizations to ensure objectivity and sound science are employed.