Lambdatherm® Waste Collection
We have been asked to supply and monitor a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution, allowing External wall system providers to recycle unused off cuts of Lambdatherm®
Launched in 2012 the S and B recycling scheme allows external wall system providers to return uncontaminated Lambdatherm® boards which are then recycled back in to the equivalent EPS product and reused as insulation.
During the pilot scheme of 2012 a total of 750 m³ of waste material was recycled within 4 months, In 2013 the scheme has continued to grow as the cost and environmental benefits have become apparent with the overall figure reaching a value of approximately 6670 m³. Volumes of over 4,000 cu-m of recycled Lambdatherm® have been processed within the first 4 month of 2014.
The waste collections whenever possible are carried out as back loads from the sites using wagons that are Euro Class 4 or Euro Class 5 compliant reducing the need for additional transport, this will also further help reduce the Carbon Footprint.
These factors have enabled the system providers to significantly reduce the amount of waste material going to landfill along with all of the associated costs.
The disposal of waste material from construction sites is still a major problem in the UK, the waste collection scheme run by S and B EPS Ltd is aimed at reducing the amount of EPS that needs to go to landfill.
Lambdatherm® is a registered trade name to S and B EPS which is a Grey Enhanced Expanded polystyrene that is 100 % recyclable and obtains an A+ rating in the Green guide.