5th February 2019
Eurocell plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline systems, has been named as the national winner of the sustainability category at the Future Manufacturing Awards.
Following a rigorous judging process which included an interview stage, Eurocell was named as the sustainability award national winner at a gala dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, on the 30th of January. The award was presented to Eurocell for its commitment to improving overall environmental performance and enhancing sustainability.
Over the past decade, Eurocell has invested c£10m in its recycling facility, Eurocell Recycle, making it the largest of its kind in the UK. This investment has enabled Eurocell to increase capacity within the recycling plant to expand the range of products which can be manufactured using recycled material.
Through the significant investment and the considered planning, management and execution of its state-of-the-art recycling facility, Eurocell has prevented over 61,500 tonnes of end-of-life PVC-U ending in landfill and in 2018 alone, it recycled in excess of 1.2 million frames.
Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing at Eurocell, commented on the award success: “We have invested heavily in our recycling facility in order to help improve PVC-U recycling rates in the construction industry. Having recycled a record number of post-consumer frames in 2018, it’s fantastic to see that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised with such a prestigious award win. We are proud to be playing our part in improving the sector’s sustainability record and recognition such as this gives us even more motivation to continue our efforts in 2019 and beyond.”
On top of commending Eurocell on its recycling figures, the FMA judges also recognised that Eurocell had provided recycling jobs to 110 people in the local area, including two apprentices as a result of its continued dedication to reducing PVC-U waste in the construction industry.
The Awards are open to manufacturing organisations and their supply chains across the UK. Judged regionally and nationally by independent industry experts and peers, they recognise those that demonstrate a commitment to the future of UK manufacturing.