VEKA Recycling is an industry leader in recycling ‘end of life’ PVC-U windows, offering a reliable, cost-effective, long-term service that you can depend on. We work with window fabricators and installers, as well as waste companies throughout the UK to ensure that valuable PVC-U material is not lost to landfill.
Veka are proud to close the loop on PVC-U recycling. Many companies might recycle windows into lower grade products such as drain or sewer pipes, but VEKA Recycling uses processed material from old windows to create quality new windows.
Considering that the average PVC-U window has a lifespan of around 30 or 40 years and can be recycled up to ten times – we are effectively helping create windows with a 350 year lifespan.
VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH, has operated Europe’s most advanced PVC-U recycling plant in Germany for nearly 20 years. We were the very first in the industry to establish a closed-loop recycling facility of this kind, which can recycle 50,000 tonnes of PVC-U windows a year – all to a level of purity that can be made directly into new windows.
However, the problem we have encountered time and time again, is a lack of understanding within the industry. Many people seem unaware of the high quality of these recycled products and very few fabricators and installers realise the ease with which they could benefit from this recycling programme.
The VEKA Recycling primary processing facility in Kent links major refurbishment sites all over the UK. It collects and collates material before processing it into a form that can be transported more fuel-efficiently to VEKA Umwelttechnik – avoiding the irony of wasting natural resources in order to save them.