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The Charles Darwin Award is for companies that have successfully introduced a new product, service or process in response to a changing landscape and Newton are honoured to have won the award over some tough competition, including the globally operating Geberit Group.
The scheme has won a whole host of awards already, including the KEiBA Commitment to the Environment Award; the prestigious Innovation of the Year award from the National Building Awards; the Sustainability award at The Property Care Association Best Practice Awards; and the Kent Environment Champions Award as part of the Kent Environment Strategy.
It was also shortlisted at the Plastic Industry Awards in the Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme of the Year category, alongside huge global companies such as Coca Cola.
As the first and only service of its kind in the waterproofing industry, the membrane recycling scheme is designed to reduce the amount of waste plastic sent to landfill from waterproofing projects. Off-cuts of membrane used on site by Specialist Contractors are collected by Newton, chipped into small granules, and then collected by a national recycler for reprocessing and reusing in the manufacture of new products for the construction industry.
Since the scheme’s launch in 2017, Newton have successfully prevented 12.87 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill and 14.788 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. This also saves enough energy to make over 2 million mugs of tea!
Our staff are able to provide guidance for projects of all sizes, whether you require some general advice about damp or waterproofing, or support with technical drawings and specifications.