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uPVC window profiles are very recyclable

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Showing just how recyclable uPVC window profiles are, the UK has achieved record recycling rates in 2015 with 61,886 tonnes of the product being reprocessed during the year.


In widespread use for decades in the UK as a thermally efficient type of window, many are now being upgraded by new styles of high performing uPVC windows, creating a viable waste recovery and recycling market for the material. In 2015, the UK industry reported recycling the equivalent of 4.3 million uPVC windows through the European PVC industry recycling scheme, Recovinyl, enabling ongoing growth and investment in the PVC recycling sector.


uPVC can be recycled up to seven times without loss of performance. The recycled material is reused in the new generation of uPVC windows or in other products, providing significant environmental benefits.

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