Here at VEKA we aim to encourage companies to recycle as much as they can – our method is to make it as easy as possible. There are so many unarguable reasons for recycling uPVC, but some stand above the rest.
However, by offering a recycling process which is continually being improved each year, we hope that we can encourage more and more home improvement specialists to work with VEKA. If you’re interested in recycling with us, you can get in contact today.
There is a range of reasons as to why you should be recycling your old uPVC - for us it's primarily about the environmental benefits, but there are a lot more perks for you as the installer. VEKA's uPVC recycling is a convenient service, and can also offer an array of economic benefits as well as legislative ones. We work alongside our parent company all over Europe with great success, allowing a significant number of home improvement specialists to reap these rewards. Contact us and you can as well.
Using VEKA to recycle offers a range of positive effects on the environment. Landfills should be a thing of a past for uPVC windows, but also shouldn’t be full of plastics which can be reused. Our innovative closed loop process can give all old uPVC windows and doors a new lease of life.
The average lifespan of a uPVC window or door is around 30-40 years, give or take. Our closed loop process can recycle the same product up to ten times. With this, you’re left with up to 350 years’ worth of usage from a single window or door.
With our recycling procedure, we are also lowering product depletion. Similarly, this can lead to decreasing the amount of new uPVC windows which will have been manufactured using a less environmentally friendly process.
Moving ‘end of life’ uPVC products to landfill is not only expensive but stressful and time consuming. On the other hand, we offer a hassle free service that requires very little work your end.
All that needs sorting is the removal of any glass. This means that metal components - including gaskets and handles - can remain in the window frames. With uPVC doors, you can leave any letterboxes or knockers that may be fitted. We handle all of that our end.
The best part of our innovative process is that you won’t need to remove any gaskets or handles. We’ll separate any metal products at our facility after the initial shredding. You won’t even need to sort any of the uPVC by colour. It couldn’t be any more straightforward.
Recycling with VEKA can provide your business with more than one economic benefit. Dumping ‘end of life’ materials on landfill is unnecessarily expensive. On the other hand, recycling with us can prove to be much more cost effective.
What’s more, you’ll be a much more attractive business when you show your commitment to the environment through recycling. Having a broader reach could lead to more installations, which could make you more money in the long run.
Every piece of material needlessly thrown away comes off your profit. VEKA Recycling offers you a sustainable option for your uPVC window and door waste and is, therefore, the best financial option for you as a home improvements specialist.
More and more recycling laws are being passed by the EU each year, with individual ones for both homeowners and businesses. It’s essential that your business adheres to all of these – especially with plastics such as uPVC.
Your business has a duty of care to minimise all waste - reusing, recycling or recovering wherever possible. It’s imperative that you are compliant with these responsibilities, as well as completing a waste transfer note.
However, you will adhere to all this legislation when you choose to recycle your uPVC windows and doors with VEKA. We are compliant to all current laws and will pass any further recycling laws that are released in the future.
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If you’re interested in reaping the rewards of recycling your old uPVC windows and doors, you’re in the right place. You can get in contact with VEKA today and work towards being a greener, more attractive business.