18 Apr 2023 Built Environment

Working together to close the loop for uPVC and HDPE materials (Marley)

Huge amounts of valuable unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) are being thrown away in Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s estimated that the construction industry alone sends up to 10,000 tonnes of uPVC to landfill every year. uPVC can be recycled but many businesses don’t realise this. Even if they do, there are few incentives to start recycling plus there are issues around the capacity of our current recycling systems for uPVC.