Low Environmental Impact
February 23rd 2011
Eurobond insulated cladding panels are totally recyclable. We
advocate a 'Cradle to Cradle' approach to recycling where materials
are perpetually recycled in closed loops without losing any
material quality. The stonewool core in Eurobond composite panels
is non-hazardous and there is no need to send waste to landfill or
to specialist waste retreatment facilities.
Eurobond composite panels satisfy the most stringent sustainable
- Total recycling of steel and stonewool
- Zero waste to landfill
- High recycled content
- Full life cycle assessment
- Zero ODP & GWP
- No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC Free)
- Stonewool is classified as non-hazardous waste
- No Compromise
Eurobond takes its responsibility to protect and enhance the
environment seriously. We have made a commitment to address
sustainability issues with a high regard for openness and clarity
surrounding our products.
Working closely with our strategic partners, we have developed
Environmental Product Declarations for all of our steel faced
composite panel products using ISO 14040-3 methodology. These
provide, in useable numeric form, clear statements of the
environmental impact of our cladding products.
As the construction industry generates over 100 million tonnes
of waste and is the UK's biggest user of natural resources, we have
also addressed the implications for building materials at the end
of their useful life (End of Life). In the 2007 Waste
Strategy from DEFRA the government commits to a 50% reduction in
demolition and construction waste going to landfill by 2012
compared to 2005 levels with a target of 0% by 2020.
A joint collaboration between Eurobond, Rockwool and Corus has
demonstrated that there is a successful, commercially viable
recycling process for stone wool composite panels. After
processing, the separated stone wool and steel is re-entered into
the manufacturing process to make virgin product - the Eurobond
concept of RECYCLING.
The closed loop recycling ensures that all Eurobond input
materials have a high recycled content as we purchase materials
from the same sources at which we recycle. Using products with a
high recycled content is a powerful way of making a contribution to
sustainable development by diverting materials from landfill and
preserving natural resources.