Marley's commitment to the environment is integral to everything they do; especially how they source, manufacture and recycle product. And obviously, minimising waste is a huge part of that commitment.
So whether it’s reducing the amount of water and power used in the manufacturing process, maintaining local manufacturing in both the North and South Islands to reduce distribution impact, or ensuring that every last off-cut is recycled, Marley has systems in place to eliminate as much waste as possible.
Marley's recycling has been so successful that waste to landfill now accounts for less than 1% of production.
Not only do Marley recycle all plastic production waste, but they’ve also introduced a system that allows industry partners and householders to return used PVC pipes and spouting to them for recycling. That’s the beauty of uPVC, it can be used again and again.
Marley reuse water, monitor water leakage and have installed extra water settling facilities to slash their water usage by 63% since 2007.
These measures helped Marley attain Environmental Management registration ISO 14001 in 2004 — the first plastic manufacturer in New Zealand to do so.
Since then all Marley's uPVC products have achieved Best Environmental Practice (BEP) accreditation which means they can achieve positive credits under the GreenStar rating system for commercial buildings. To receive this accreditation all Marley's suppliers of raw material, Marley's own manufacturing processes and end of product life management had to meet strict BEP criteria in regard to water usage, air pollution and waste management.
So, if best environmental practice is important to your business, find out more about Marley’s 100% recyclable uPVC products by contacting Marley, or view this video for more on their sustainable products and practices.