True: PVC has only 10% of the impact strength and only 25% of the burst strength of Ductile Iron Pipe.
False: “PVC pipe is a completely recyclable…alternative to traditional corrosion-prone piping materials.” – Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association press release
True: Over seven billion pounds of PVC are thrown away each year in the U.S., and only a fraction of that is recycled – less than .50%.
False: “PVC lasts in excess of 110 years” – Bruce Hollands, Executive Director of the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association
False: PVC is the most sustainable piping material available.
True: Ductile Iron Pipe is only the second product in the buried infrastructure industry to earn a coveted Gold rating in the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability’s SMaRT© certification. It earned high marks for recycled content, exceedingly long life, and the industry’s commitment to innovation in conserving energy and water resources while controlling emissions. Learn more.
False: “PVC has a lower carbon footprint than both ductile iron and recycled ductile iron pipe.” – Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association blog