Major investment by Polypipe Building Services means that the company’s range of Terrain PVC pipes will now be made using up to 65% recycled materials. These will be produced to British Standard EN1453.
The announcement follows extensive testing and an investment of over £2.4m to allow the use of recycled material from PVC windows which would typically be disposed of as waste. The upgraded line means Terrain PVC will be produced as a multilayer product in the same characteristic grey colour that has become an industry mainstay.
Andy Cullum, UK managing director at Polypipe Building Services says: “We’re delighted to introduce this update to our Terrain PVC system. It strikes an ideal balance between maintaining the quality and performance our customers expect whilst supporting a move to a circular economy that makes best use of construction waste.”
“Contractors and specifiers already know and trust our Terrain range which has been around for nearly 60 years, and they can now benefit from its enhanced sustainability credentials too. This investment is in keeping with our aim, as part of Genuit group, to help the construction industry to build better. Many building projects are rightly demanding higher sustainability standards throughout the supply chain, and it is vital to us that we play a full part in creating a more resilient planet, society, and business.
“More specifically, by 2025 Genuit group is targeting for 62% of total materials used in its products to come from recycled sources and achieve a 66% reduction in CO2 emissions. This evolution in Terrain PVC will play an important role in achieving both of those goals.”