PVCu is made up of 60% Salt and 40% Vinyl. Vinyl is most commonly extracted as a feedstock from oil. Whilst there is no shortage of salt in the world, there is clearly a finite amount of oil. Vinyl can be extracted from vegetable oils but there are understandable concerns over
agriculture meeting food requirements before industrial needs.
The best choice for the future is to recycle the existing material and use it again. PVCu can be recycled up to 10 times. With an expected life of 35 years for modern window frames and its relatively low cost coupled with its recyclability make PVCu a very favourable option for household and commercial requirements. There are currently over 60 different PVCu windows with an ‘A’ energy rating. There are only 2 timber frames available able to achieve this. It meets our social needs and our economic needs, by recycling it will also meet our environmental needs. By recycling, we can continue to preserve our precious raw materials.
All of the PVCu materials from windows, doors and conservatories are returned into the manufacturing environment.
We manage out waste in every area of the business. This is brought about through measurement and monitoring of non-added value activities from factory and site waste to recycling and environmental management.
Lead-free PVCu profile. Lead content replaced by calcium organic materials
- Re-cycling of old windows
- No landfill contributions
- PVC-u off-cuts
- Timber Pallets
- Ink Cartridges
- Recycling Glass
- Provision of recycling bins
- Responsible disposal of…
- Non-recyclable waste, via registered contractors
- Any hazardous waste is disposed of via licensed contractors including Asbestos.