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1804, 2018

Vinyl Recycling in Hospitals: Saving Our Lives and Our Planet

When you go to a hospital with a health concern, you are trusting that you will be cared for because that’s what hospitals do, they care for people. But they don’t just stop there; they also care for the health of our planet. Around the world, hospitals are choosing to use vinyl [...]

1104, 2018

The Importance of Vinyl in Disasters

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of sirens and evacuation calls; your home has just been issued a flood warning and everyone needs to drop everything and leave! We hope you never experience a natural disaster first hand or the need to evacuate your home [...]

304, 2018

What Our Hospitals Would Look Like Without Vinyl

Whether its blood bags, IV tubes, bed covers or even the floors, vinyl is the material of choice when it comes to our healthcare institutions. We are so surrounded by vinyl medical products, and we don’t even think twice about them. They assist and support medical processes, pro [...]

2703, 2018

7 Tips to Test Your Sustain-ABILITY

Last week we spoke about Sustainability in Home Renovation and this week we are following suit and starting a movement; The Sustain-ABILITY Movement. We are going to be focusing on products that provide you with the ability to be more sustainable.  Use Reusable Bags: Instead of [...]

2203, 2018

The History of Water Infrastructure: Then and Now

Can you picture a time when our sewage traveled openly through wells and ditches instead of underground? Neither can we, but that was a reality for 6500 BC civilizations. It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time where clean water meant digging a well and hoping for the be [...]

2003, 2018

Sustainability in Home Renovation: The New Homeowner Trend

Though sustainability as a whole is by no means a new trend, it has been making a noticeable come back in the home renovation department. With more Millennials in the market for homes, new sustainable options have been popping up in all kinds of different industries. But one ind [...]

603, 2018

Study Says Pipe Failures Cause for Concern: Utah State University Releases Statistics on Water Main Breaks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2018 CONTACT: Justin Finnegan 646-756-3711 or jfinnegan@shiftcomm.com Study Says Pipe Failures Cause for Concern: Break Rates for Almost Half of North America’s Water Mains Up More Than 40% in Six Years Read & download the full study here! LOGA [...]

1701, 2018

What Do Water Main Breaks Mean for You?

The Dangers & How to Avoid Them The winter season can wreak havoc on local streets in city streets which affect everyone from daily commuters to public transit riders. Physical removal of snow and maintaining roadways can be a great nuisance to municipalities throughout Canad [...]

1712, 2017

Do You Know What’s Under Your Street?

Home ownership is something that almost every human being in the world strives to achieve in their lifetime.  There are many things to consider when purchasing your new home, however one question that most people do not ask is, “what types of pipes are buried under my street?”  I [...]

1711, 2017

How The Pipes Beneath Your Feet Affect What You Drink

Have you ever had to go to the bathroom in an outhouse?  If you never have, I envy you.  Although I’ve used outhouses only a handful of times in my life, every single time I’ve had the displeasure I pray that it’s the last time I will ever have to experience it.  Outhouses are di [...]

1710, 2017

Do You Know How Water is Delivered To Your Tap?

Ever wonder how the water you use at home every day for washing, cooking, cleaning and drinking gets to your tap?Of course everyone knows that their tap water comes from underground pipes, but have you ever wondered what materials these pipes are made of Considering that you tru [...]

1710, 2017

Comment pouvez-vous dire quel type de tuyau d’eau enterré vous apporte votre eau de robinet?

Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé comment l'eau que vous utilisez à la maison chaque jour pour le lavage, la cuisine, le nettoyage et la consommation obtient à votre robinet? Bien sûr, tout le monde sait que leur eau du robinet provient de tuyaux souterrains, mais avez-vous jamais dema [...]

510, 2017

Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF PVC WATER AND SEWER PIPE AND COMPARATIVE SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS OF PIPE MATERIALS This study evaluates underground pipe infrastructure in the context of providing sustainable water and sewer service over a 100-year period: (1) with minimal risk of degrad [...]

510, 2017

The Life Cycle Assessment of PVC: Study Evaluates of 100-years of Service

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF PVC WATER AND SEWER PIPE AND COMPARATIVE SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS OF PIPE MATERIALS This study evaluates underground pipe infrastructure in the context of providing sustainable water and sewer service over a 100-year period: (1) with minimal risk of degrad [...]

510, 2017

Thank Goodness Vinyl Helps Stop Shaking Up Your World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCIwjmiiV8Q&feature=youtu.be Vinyl manufacturers globally are looking to develop infrastructure for durability & longevity. This clip highlights the infrastructure capabilities of Vinyl and its applications for earthquake prevention & reco [...]

510, 2017

Thank Goodness Vinyl Helps Stop Shaking Up Your World

Vinyl manufacturers globally are looking to develop infrastructure for durability & longevity. This clip highlights the capabilities of Vinyl and its applications for earthquake prevention & recovery. It was aired during an episode of Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet"  o [...]

1709, 2017

Les municipalités épargnent chaque étape du chemin avec des tuyaux en vinyle

Je vis dans la ville de Toronto. Quand je pense au réseau compliqué des conduites d'eau enterrées et des tuyaux d'égout sous mes pieds qui gardent cette ville fonctionnant sans à-coup et proprement je ne peux m'empêcher d'être étonné. Il y a des milliers de kilomètres de conduite [...]

1709, 2017

Municipalities Save Big Every Step of the Way with Vinyl Pipe

I live in the City of Toronto.  When I think about the intricate network of buried water mains and sewer pipes under my feet that keep this city running smoothly and cleanly I can’t help but be amazed.  There are thousands of kilometres of buried water mains and sewer pipes in To [...]

1708, 2017

Quand vous pensez respectueux de l’environnement, pensez Vinyl

À un certain point au cours des dernières années, vous avez probablement entendu une certaine publicité négative sur le vinyle et l'environnement. Les écologistes tentent d'effrayer le public en pensant que le vinyle est en quelque sorte mauvais pour l'environnement et nous devri [...]

1708, 2017

When You Think Environmentally Friendly, Think Vinyl

At some point over the last few years you’ve probably heard some negative publicity about Vinyl and the environment.  The environmentalists are trying to scare the public into thinking that Vinyl is somehow bad for the environment and we should ban the entire world from manufactu [...]

1707, 2017

Vinyl Pipe – The Water Main of Choice for Walkerton, Ontario

If you talk to anyone in the Water industry in Ontario about the Walkerton tragedy they will be able to tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment they first heard about it.  For Water professionals Walkerton was like 9/11 or the assassination of John F. [...]

1706, 2017