Before I begin, I am not encouraging the use of PVC based products to store your coins. If you are going to use a PVC based product, ensure that it's for the shortest amount of time possible.
With that said, plastic coin tubes are an alternate way for you to store your coins. It's simple enough to describe. The tubes are plastic and you get the size that will fit the coins that you want to store. They come in different sizes.
These tubes are easy to use. All there is to it is that you load each coin into the tube until it's full. This is not the way to go if you are the kind of person who wants to keep looking at your coins, because you have to keep taking them out of the tube. Remember that when you continue to handle your coins with your bare hands, you are targeting their degradation. So, this is a good mode of storage for those people who just want to store their coins. Coin tubes will help you save a lot of storage space because the coins are bundled in a compact space, as compared to when you put them in a display case or a coin album.
Another advantage of these tubes is that when you pack your coins in them, they are so compact that there is absolutely no room for movement. This means your coins will not rub against each other, so preventing the risk of scratches and abrasions.