Working as a recycling specialist demands a serious commitment to the environment. The VEKA brand name is synonymous with positive environmental solutions. Aside from establishing our famous closed-loop uPVC recycling process, we also show our green credentials in a variety of other ways.
Here at VEKA Recycling, we work meticulously to make each stage of our service as kind to the environment as physically possible. We strive to have unrivalled attention to detail, which has gone a long way towards our steady growth since starting our UK initiative in 2007. We have worked to ensure that we are lowering our carbon footprint year on year, utilising the latest and most innovative technology wherever we can. We take pride in leading the industry with our eco-friendly alternatives to outdated recycling practices.
Our innovative recycling process means that uPVC can be recycled up to ten times. With their normal lifespan of 30-40 years, you’re looking at over 300 years of usage.
By recycling uPVC windows and doors supplied to us, this versatile and practical material isn’t ending up on landfill, where it would take years to biodegrade.
When we at VEKA recycle old uPVC, it doesn’t lose any of its rigidity. It doesn’t have to be used in guttering or drainage but can be used as a window or door once again.
At the very end of our recycling process, the shredded uPVC will have been compressed into pellets. These uPVC pellets are entirely contamination free.
We at VEKA Recycling offer a free pickup service with all the uPVC disposal bags we supply to our customers. With this, we had to consider how we could reduce our emissions while still delivering the hassle free service we have gained a reputation for.
As a result, the percentage of our vehicles that run on LPG as opposed to diesel is growing with each passing year. Liquified Petroleum Gas is an incredibly efficient fuel alternative, which lowers the carbon emissions of our fleet as a whole. Furthermore, we also consistently review the routes which all our vehicles drive, tailoring journeys with fuel efficiency and carbon emissions in mind. Where possible, we will use as little of our fleet as possible on a single working day. We do this by using select vehicles for both drop-offs and collections.
Another way that our team at VEKA have worked for a greener environment is through the removal of all lead from the recycling process. While it offers a range of practical benefits during the recycling process, it also produces an array of harmful chemicals.
These chemicals will work their way throughout the various ecosystems here in the UK and can directly affect the central nervous systems of many animals. In many instances, overexposure to the fumes that come off lead can have a detrimental effect on an animal’s ability to synthesise red blood cells. In our bid to abandon lead stabilisers, we worked day and night to develop a calcium organic alternative. This also drastically cuts down on our carbon emissions, which is imperative with the amount of uPVC windows and doors we are currently recycling each day.
Our initiative here at VEKA works specifically with the recycling of uPVC windows and doors. By working in a specific field, we aren’t spreading ourselves too thin. With this, we can work closely with waste companies and window and door manufacturers to ensure that this industry is becoming eco-friendlier.
We are proud to say that we at VEKA PLC supported the design of the UK’s first BFRC ‘A’ Rated window and the first fully reinforced, double-glazed window to gain the ‘A’ Rating, helping cut carbon dioxide emissions dramatically. The uPVC pellets that we offer to our approved extruders up and down the country will continue to produce window and door frames that provide better thermal efficiency and building products with decreased carbon footprint.
If you’re interested in working with VEKA Recycling in our bid for a greener, more sustainable environment, then please get in contact today. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that may have about our environmental pledge.