PVC Recycling Process
We work with our sister company, VEKA Recycling, to turn old and tired PVC windows and doors into pellets used in future manufacturing. PVC is a fantastic profile to use for home improvement products and can be recycled up to ten times which can help us to look after our planet.
We have been in the industry since 1969 and launched our PVC recycling initiative in 2007. We have perfected our production to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Sustainable PVC still boasts the same practical and visual benefits as brand-new windows and doors. We want to raise awareness of the benefits of PVC recycling.
Here at VEKA Compounds, we offer a wide variety of PVC windows, doors and conservatory systems to tradespeople across the UK. We have built up a trusted and reliable reputation and work closely with you to ensure that we provide you with the best products for your next project, whether commercial or residential. Get in touch with us to find out more.
PVC Recycling Process
Each step of our PVC recycling process is designed to be as eco-friendly as possible from the very beginning. We offer a free collection of PVC products and use lorries that run on either Liquified Petroleum Gas or low emission vehicles. We take routes that require less unnecessary time on the road to reduce our carbon footprint.
We begin our PVC recycling process by shredding all the old and tired PVC material into smaller pieces. This makes it easier for us to sort through and break down further. This efficient system allows us to promptly carry out the work that doesn’t affect the quality of the compounds we will be making.
Once the material is shredded and sorted, we remove any metals or non PVC materials from the batch, including handles and hinges. Due to the innovative technology, homeowners don’t have to worry about removing the hardware themselves. We want to make this a seamless experience for both homeowners and installers.
Once any hardware or other non-PVC materials have been removed, we then sort by size again to have a controllable product. Once we know that any extra material has been removed, we then sort the PVC into colours. This allows us to have clean material and sort the compounds into different colours for our customers.
The final stage is to check that we have separated the metals from the material and are in the correct colour groups. This is where we take over from VEKA Recycling. We use an advanced melt filtration system to turn the PVC into contamination-free pellets. The finished product is then passed over to our approved list of extruders.
PVC Recycling Benefits
The main benefit to PVC recycling is the care of the environment. Over the past few years, especially, there has been more aware of how our behaviour affects the environment. It may not be immediate, however over time; there may be consequences. We have all been changing the way we consume or handle products.
We have been passionate about changing the perceptions of PVC products to provide homeowners with high-quality products that are also sustainable. One PVC product has a lifecycle of 30-40 years and can be recycled up to ten times, giving it a total lifespan of around 350 years. This is a great indication that we can make a dramatic difference in the industry.
A lot of underperforming PVC windows, doors and conservatories end up in landfill. Not only does this overfill, but it is also very costly to manage. With other external financial factors affecting the UK, too much waste on landfill will only hurt our economy further. By reducing the waste on landfill, we can help to become in a better financial position.
There are several other ways our PVC recycling process helps us to save money. As we decrease the time that we spend on the road, we can save as much fuel as possible, saving us money in the long run. Several stakeholders will benefit financially from recycling PVC products.
PVC Recycling Costs
If you would like more information about our PVC recycling process, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Send us a message through our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our friendly team can answer any questions that you may have.
Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01933 424999 and have a chat with us. You can ask us any immediate questions you have, and we can offer our advice on the next steps for your project. We have years of experience in the industry and can offer your our expert and impartial advice.