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Plastics News – April 16, 2010

Olympics defeat faulty science

By Patrick Moore | Greenspirit Strategies Ltd.

Posted April 16, 2010

Vancouver’s Winter Olympic Games were a success on a number of levels — athletically, culturally — and environmentally too. While I’ll admit to a bit of bias (Vancouver is my hometown and the men’s hockey game kept me on the edge of my seat until Canada took the gold from a gracious and talented U.S. team), I do think these Games were a model for how future international events can deliver on sustainability commitments. Read more


Professional Roofing – December 2009

Environmental matters: The value of vinyl

Installing vinyl roofing products can benefit the environment
by Patrick Moore

When selecting roofing materials to install on low-slope buildings, you have many options, including commonly used asphalt. However, one roofing material stands apart from others in terms of its environmental benefits: vinyl. Read more – July 22 2009

By: Dr. Patrick Moore – Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Source: Greenspirit Strategies Ltd.

When choosing roofing materials for commercial buildings, a buyer has several options, including commonly used black tar. One technology, however, stands apart from others in terms of its environmental and safety benefits and its affordability: vinyl roofing and membranes. Read more

San Francisco Chronicle Santa Cruz Sentinel – June 16, 2008

Letter to the Editor
By: Dr Patrick Moore
June 16, 2008

Editor – As a co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, I’ve been working on sustainability issues for almost 40 years. I can tell you that polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most sustainable, versatile and cost-effective materials available. Read more

Canada Free Press – December 13, 2007

Recent activist attacks on PVC: Annual Christmas enviro scaremongering

December 13, 2007
by Patrick Moore

Recent activist attacks on PVC, one of the most sustainable, useful and affordable plastics available, are without any basis in scientific fact and could hurt consumers by forcing retailers to adopt the use of riskier, less affordable materials, Greenpeace co-founder and former leader Dr. Patrick Moore says. Read more

PVC Letter, SF Chronicle

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Beth Greer’s attack on vinyl (PVC) was without any basis in scientific fact.
Contrary to her claims — borrowed almost exclusively from activist groups with a political agenda against vinyl — there is not a shred of evidence that vinyl is damaging to human health or the environment. Read more