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Ramping up Recycling

3 November 2022

At Breyer, we’re constantly looking for ways to increase levels of recycling across the business. This is why we’ve recently signed up to Eurocell’s programme of UPVC window recycling and we’re proud of our long-term relationship with Community Wood Recycling for our waste wood removal too.

Brett Bussey, Operations Manager for Breyer, comments:

“An important part of refurbishment work is ensuring waste is removed and handled ethically. Where window replacement takes place, UPVC frames would usually be separated away from the glazing so that the glass and plastic elements can be taken away by skip to a waste depot, where they would be sorted appropriately. By working with Eurocell, we can ensure that the old UPVC frames are now taken directly from sites and reformed into new window frames, which is a really sustainable alternative solution.”

As well as the Eurocell recycling arrangement, Breyer works with Community Wood Recycling to ensure that all waste timber from sites is reused for DIY projects and to create products like bird boxes; or repurposed as firewood; or even recycled into materials like woodchip. In the last quarter, this process has equated to a saving of 54 tonnes on our carbon footprint, with nothing wasted. Take a look at this infographic for an overview of how our waste has been handled through Community Wood Recycling during that period of time.

For more information on Breyer’s approach to recycling, please contact [email protected].