Tradespeople: What impact are you having on the environment?
What can you do to help?
At Eurocell, we have the ability to recycle large amounts, we just need to ensure profiles that have removed from a property come back through our doors for recycling. To do this, we have set up three ways to retrieve end-of-life PVC-U:
1.We provide waste material storage containers free of charge to our manufacturer customers. Our transport fleet then collects the material when making new product deliveries
2.For non-customers, we also have a network of drivers able to pick up end-of-life PVC-U for returning to the recycling plant
3.Finally, a ‘drop off’ service allows installers to return end-of-life PVC-U frames to their local Eurocell branch. With 200 branches around the UK, this creates a low carbon method of moving material around
Does it work?
In a word – yes! From July to September 2018, we processed a record breaking 28,000 post consumer frames each week and this September, we produced over 1,000 tonnes of products made from post-consumer recycled material. As a result of this achievement, we’re currently on track to massively exceed our 2017 performance of preventing over one million end-of-life frames entering landfill. We also have eight product ranges manufactured from recycled PVC-U, meaning you’re helping with sustainability by installing our products too.
To help support our current recycling facility, we acquired another recycling plant this year, which means we can recycle even more post-use PVC-U and reduce the amount of waste the construction industry sends to landfill.
If the whole industry gets on board and helps with this, we can make a huge impact in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. If you have any other methods, let us know in the comments below.