We are for Sustainability.


Vinidex is committed to being a leader in Sustainability.
As a leader in manufactured Australian pipe systems it is our responsibility
to work sustainably in all that we do.

To do this we have ambitious targets to reach by 2025.

Quadruple recycled content in our products

We reuse 100% of all scrap made internally and we are securing large amounts of third party external recyclate (post-consumer recycled plastic) which would otherwise go to landfill.

Zero waste to landfill

Last year we significantly reduced waste to landfill by 16.5%. We are focused on switching to recyclable packaging that can be multi-cycled or recycled again, reduction of cross-contamination of products that can be recycled and education to the wider community about how to recycle our products and packaging.

Reducing CO2 impact of our production sites by 75% by achieving 100% renewable electricity in our plants

By strategically investing at our sites with rooftop solar panels, running energy and water efficient programs in conjunction with audits and continual process checks, these sustainable developments see us well on track to achieve our ambitious 2025 target.


2023 Environmental Product Declarations

The latest results from our 2023 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are now available, featuring newly updated data from previous EPDs published in 2016. These results allow our customers to truly understand the environmental footprint of our pipes.

You can find out more about our EPDs here.


More material efficient, innovative products

Vinidex material efficient products such as Supermain PVC-O® have less global warming potential than the alternatives.

In 2020 we released StormFLO® using more recycled material and are have other improved sustainability systems in development.

To find out more on our sustainability initiatives watch our Sustainability Story or scroll down below.

Vinidex Products Engineered to Last

Delivering essential, everyday services and utilities

Complete systems and solutions to deliver essential services

Vinidex provides complete pipe systems and solutions which deliver clean drinking water to households and communities.


Plastic pipes are safe for households, communities, people and our planet

Vinidex pipes and fittings are safe for carrying drinking water and don’t corrode

Vinidex plastic pipes and fittings do not corrode and do not change the water chemistry.

The superior chemical resistance of Vinidex plastic pipes provides an essential way of safely conveying chemicals in aggressive environments. All Vinidex manufactured PVC, PE, PP pipes and fittings can be used safely when in contact with drinking water, as they are specifically tested to AS/NZS 4020. Download our statement of suitability.

Vinidex PVC, PE and PP manufactured products contain no heavy metals such as lead and cadmium, no phthalates; no dioxins and no BPAs.

Vinidex plastic pipes and fittings and manufacturing raw materials don’t pollute our waterways and oceans.

Vinidex is taking a leading role in Operation Clean Sweep® to reduce the risk of any plastic raw material loss into our waterways – read more

Vinidex has been manufacturing plastic pipes and fittings for over 60 years in Australia and led the way in the development of advanced material-efficient products such as Supermain® PVC-O.

Plastic pipes such as Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M and Supermain® PVC-O and PE are now the preferred choice in pressure water pipelines, due to their safety and superior performance.

Plastic pipes are the smart choice
– responsible and sustainable use of resources

Vinidex PVC, PE, PP pipes and fittings are fully recyclable

PVC, PE and PP are thermoplastics and can be fully recycled. We internally recycle all manufactured scrap, so none of this goes to landfill.

Vinidex is taking an active role in taking back old pipes, fittings or offcuts to recycle for reuse to give another long service life to the thermoplastic materials in these products. We are also actively using post industrial and post consumer recyclate for use in selected products. See more below on Recycling your pipes at Vinidex.

Lower Carbon Footprint than alternatives

The manufacturing impact of plastic pipe production is low carbon and low emission. Plastic pipes have a lower embodied energy impact than other pipe system alternatives, outperforming other materials in life cycle analysis studies. See the PIPA website for comparison studies showing the lower carbon footprint of plastic pipe systems.

Vinidex undertakes life cycle analysis as part of our Environmental Product Declarations, which are independently verified.

Vinidex are leaders in innovation and development of sustainable products

Developing piping systems that improve industry solutions and provide a sustainable and innovative approach to existing pipeline needs.

Vinidex is reducing the carbon footprint of products by efficient product design

Material efficient products reduce carbon footprint by using less material to achieve the same or superior custom engineered performance outcomes.  This produces savings in the use of raw materials, energy, transportation and installation costs. Vinidex material efficient products are highlighted below.

Vinidex PVC, PE and PP manufactured products contain no heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, no phthalates, no dioxins and no BPAs.

  • StormFLO®

    StormFLO® Civil is made using recycled PE whilst ensuring high quality, long service life and uncompromised performance.

    StormFLO® pipe systems are locally made in Australia to stringent Australian Standards and international standards which specifically address the effect of recyclate on product quality. As well as being manufactured using recycled PE, StormFLO® pipes and fittings are 100% recyclable at the end of life supporting a circular economy.

  • Supermain® PVC-O

    Vinidex Supermain® oriented PVC pressure pipe is the most technically advanced PVC pipe available. Molecular orientation means PVC-O is double the strength of PVC-U or PVC-M material with significantly improved impact and point load resistance. The higher strength means around 50% less material is required for the same pressure class, reducing carbon footprint and giving the lowest embodied energy of any reticulation pressure pipe system (confirmed by the CSIRO). Supermain® is the high-performance, cost-effective pipe material choice for pressure applications.

  • Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M

    Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M is a modified PVC suitable for pressure applications for potable water, irrigation, fire fighting and some general industrial applications, with enhancements in fracture behaviour and hydraulic efficiency. Depending on size and class, Vinidex Hydro® offers weight savings in excess of 10% over normal PVC.

  • Corflo®

    Vinidex Corflo® is high-performance double-wall PVC pipe with a smooth internal bore and corrugated exterior for electrical and communications applications


  • StormPRO®

    Vinidex twin walled corrugated StormPRO®  stormwater pipe is a materially efficient and sustainable solution for stormwater and drainage applications in road, rail, infrastructure, mining, rural and land development.

Vinidex is changing our product packaging – less packaging and better environmentally

The Vinidex well-known white box packaging has been replaced with unbleached boxes containing recycled content.

Vinidex has changed the way we pack our fittings, removing excess plastic bagging in a number of products

Customers are requested to dispose of packaging with local waste recyclers

Vinidex are able to take back timber pallets nationwide to reuse for future deliveries.
Over 2020-2021 Vinidex has taken back over 14,000 pallets returned from our customers to reuse for product deliveries

For further information on our Sustainability practices, initiatives and research contact Vinidex here.

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