PVC’s durability is also its downfall environmentally speaking – it’s not biodegradable or degradable. Items made from PVC will retain their form for decades and the breakdown that occurs is just granulation – the pieces simply become smaller.
Jp Wagner wrote:Hi Judith,
Looks like we're going to be neighbors, kinda. We just closed last week on 18 acres in the Ozarks outside of Eureka Springs. Stuck in Memphis right now until we can build and get out of the city.
I hear what you are saying regarding the environmental impact of PVC. I don't mind the use of fossil fuels for durable goods like PVC pipe. Over its lifetime the amount of damage it will do is, in my opinion, minimal. You probably do more damage driving to the grocery store than some underground plastic pipe. We are all living a life where our footprint is of concern. Every thing we do seems to all revolve around fossil fuels. Right now I can guarantee you are either touching or using something that was manufactured by using oil as a raw material or from the energy expended by burning it. We simply can't get around it.