THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS THE UK’S LARGEST USER OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF WASTE
Recent figures indicate the industry uses around 420 million tonnes of materials each year. From these materials, around 120 million tonnes are wasted, of which it’s estimated that 25 million tonnes end up in landfill sites.*
At Marshall-Tufflex, we take our impact on the environment seriously and believe that every person and company have a responsibility to the planet, we should all be doing our part, however big or small to reduce our impact.
We want Marshall-Tufflex to be a company that every employee and customer is proud of. We aren’t perfect, but we are on a journey to be the best that we can be.
WE ARE EXPERTS IN THE USE OF RECYCLED PVC-U
For more than 75 years, we have been pioneering plastic extrusion in the UK and leading the way in areas of product research, development and innovation, especially when it comes to using recycled material.
We have been using recycled material in the manufacturing of our products for over 20 years. Drawing on our knowledge and expertise, we continue to innovate and develop new ways to produce superior products that retain their high quality while remaining competitively priced.
OUR PVC-U PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED USING 80% RECYCLED MATERIAL IN THE LAST YEAR. THIS EQUATES TO THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF RECYCLED MATERIAL THAT WE HAVE PREVENTED GOING TO LANDFILL.*
* Above figures based on our production usages from 1/5/17 to 30/4/18
“We want to start the conversation throughout the supply chain, from architects to end-user clients, encouraging everyone to make more informed decisions when selecting, buying, installing and using PVC-U trunking systems. We take our impact on the environment seriously and want the rest of the sector to join us.
Our ultimate goal is for all PVC-U cable management specifications to state that systems should be manufactured from a minimum of 50 per cent recycled plastic.
At the moment we stop the equivalent in weight of 300 double decker buses of PVC-U going to landfill each year. If more cable management producers joined us we could double or treble that amount, which would make a terrific impact on the environmental performance of our sector and really contribute towards a circular economy.”
Paul Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Marshall-Tufflex
WHY DRIVE FOR 50% RECYCLED PVC-U CONTENT?
Because is starts the conversation. It highlights that PVC-U cable management systems are available manufactured from recycled material.
We want to inspire other manufacturer to follow our lead and commit to using recycled material.
Cable management may not be the largest area of the construction industry, but every little change helps. If there is an environmental choice, for PVC-U cable management that doesn’t compromise on quality.
HOW MUCH RECYCLED MATERIAL DO WE USE?
Last year, our PVC-U cable management products were manufactured using 80% recycled material, preventing thousands of tonnes of PVC-U windows ending up in landfill. Over the last 20 years we have developed our processing techniques, along with innovative technological advances which have enabled us to increase our use of recycled PVC-U.