The Newton Membrane Recycling Service is the first and only closed-loop recycling scheme in the UK waterproofing industry, run in collaboration between Newton and our NSBCs in order to actively collect and recycle off-cuts of HDPE waterproofing membrane from across the UK, for reuse in the construction industry.
To provide this service, Newton has dedicated drivers who will pick up HDPE from the site or offices of our NSBC network for recycling back at our head office in Tonbridge, Kent. The recycled off-cuts are also collected at the same time as new construction membranes are being delivered, thus saving on dedicated pick ups and the associated carbon emissions.
In our first full year of membrane recycling we have saved 3.255 tonnes of membrane from landfill.
This equates to the following :
Preventing 3.74 tonnes of C02 from entering the atmosphere
Generating 14,616 Kilowatt Hours (kWh) of energy
Equal to 519,690 mugs of tea!
Innovation In The Waterproofing Market
Newton is the first waterproofing materials supplier to initiate a “back to base” membrane recycling service in our market sector as a drive to achieve both waste reduction and reduced reliance on landfill.
As a company, we hold ISO 14001 certification and are always seeking to improve our environmental credentials, as well as all participants who are associated with us in the structural waterproofing industry. This bespoke service allows us to not only offer specifiers a quality waterproofing solution installed by a fully trained and competent professional, it also shows a real commitment to lowering all of our carbon footprints in the process.
Committed to Minimal Wastage
Newton and our NSBC network have a true commitment to all parties involved in the construction process.
This ensures our HDPE membrane systems will be installed in the most efficient manner with continuous focus on quality and minimal wastage. It is, however inevitable that some off-cuts will be produced. Specifiers and end clients should look for the NSBC Membrane Recycling Service logo on vehicles and literature as a mark of quality assurance that the HDPE membranes are being recycled and not sent to landfill.
“We are delighted that Newton Waterproofing Systems are investing in membership of RECOUP and have taken the lead in looking at ways post-industrial plastics can be recycled by the construction industry. Utilising the knowledge and membership links that RECOUP have to increase and improve plastics recycling through their Membrane Recycling Service shows real commitment and foresight from the company’s leadership.”
Stuart Foster, CEO, RECOUP