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The Service is a tailor made “back to base” membrane recycling facility, whereby Newton and their NSBCs actively recycle off-cuts of virgin and recycled HDPE from commercial and domestic construction sites throughout the UK.
As a result of Newton’s drive to improve the environmental impact, in 2017 a total of 3.255 tonnes of membrane was collected for recycling.
Launched in 2017, the Newton Membrane Recycling Service is the first recycling scheme of its kind in the UK waterproofing industry. Available through Newton’s Network of Specialist Contractors (NSBCs), the service collects the waste membrane and processes it at Newton’s Kent headquarters. It is then recycled by a third-party and manufactured into new construction products, therefore achieving a fully ‘closed-loop’ recycling process.
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.
By recycling this quantity of HDPE plastic, Newton have avoided the release of 3.74 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere.
To create the same quantity of emissions by burning fuel would require 1,702 litres of petrol
This energy would be enough to make 519,690 cups of tea!!
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