uPVC Windows Sustainability

Are uPVC windows bad for the environment?

If their sent to landfill at the end of life, the simple answer is yes. Fortunately, there are alternatives to landfill.

uPVC is highly recyclable, according to the Building Research Establishment (BRE), uPVC can be recycled up to 10 times or more, without impacting on its material performance.

The BRE also give uPVC window frames a reference service life of 35 – 40 years. This would suggest that each uPVC window which has a service life of 40 years, can be recycled up to 10 times will give a total service life of up to 400 years.

Because of this, uPVC actually became the first material of any type to be independently awarded an A* material sustainability rating by the BRE.

Environmental sustainability is important to us. By using Sapphire Windows, you can be assured that your existing windows and doors will be recycled, and not sent to landfill.

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