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business as usual with recycled plastics Gerry McGarry Commercial Director Recycling is our business. We have 5 Environment Agency Accredited recycling sites, which recycled 72,000 tonnes of polyethylene last year, making bpi the largest recycler of polyethylene in Europe.

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business as usual with

recycled plastics

Gerry McGarry

Commercial Director


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  • Recycling is our business.

  • We have 5 Environment Agency Accredited recycling sites,

  • which recycled 72,000 tonnes of polyethylene last year,

  • making bpi the largest recycler of polyethylene in Europe.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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The Visqueen Building Products Recycled Range recycling technology.

  • Damp Proof Membranes

  • Damp Proof Course

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk



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award winning materialsEnglish Nature signage

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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selling recycled products materials

  • We have been recycling for over 25 years.

  • Gaining initial acceptance was very difficult.

  • Lower cost was a key driver for growth.

  • Product Accreditation and clear Industry Standards helped.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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convincing specifiers:- materialsin the past

  • Recycled products viewed as a niche.

  • Had to prove that product performance was as good as virgin alternatives. (product accreditation again!).

  • In fact the recycled product was much better (and still is).

  • Most of our products now contain a high proportion of recyclate.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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convincing specifiers:- materialsin the future.

  • Gaining acceptance of recycled products should be easier because,

  • demonstrating product sustainability is becoming increasingly important,

  • driven by the growing mood for CSR & Reducing Impact on the Environment

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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a rising awareness of the need to change in the materialspublic sector

  • Client: Newcastle City Council,

  • Project: Byker Estate, Newcastle

  • Brief:

    A new mixed tenure development on two brownfield developments that must be carbon neutral.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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“Are you up to the challenge of building next to Ralph Erskine’s Byker Estate?

We are going to develop high density family housing

on two inner city brownfield sites in the Byker area in Newcastle ….

... and it has to be sustainable, a carbon neutral development at the very least”

Source: Newcastle City Council

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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a rising awareness of the need to change with Erskine’s Byker Estate?housebuilders

  • Housebuilders also recognise the need to address environmental issues

    Building Magazine 2003 Sustainability Awards

  • Bellwinch Homes, Weymouth College, used 80% recycled materials

  • Carrillion & Gusto also featured in the Building Sustainability Awards

  • Look at what is said on their websites.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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Persimmon 2003 CSR Report Erskine’s Byker Estate?

  • I am convinced that being a responsible company can provide win-win opportunities for Persimmon…

  • John WhiteGroup Chief Executive

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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a rising awareness of the need to change in the Erskine’s Byker Estate?supply chain

  • Builders Merchants have had the Forest Stewardship Council Hardwood experience

    • For example, Travis Perkins now source only 100% sustainable timber

    • Even B&Q takes it seriously now!

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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“how green is your kitchen Erskine’s Byker Estate?”

  • B&Q have developed 12 product eco design principles

  • The top two factors for assessment are:

    • Long term availability of raw materials.

    • Raw material extraction.

      Source: Kingfisher 2003 CSR Report

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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for Visqueen, Erskine’s Byker Estate?recycling is not enough

  • Already ISO 14001 Accredited

  • Sustainability issues are now a critical element of our product development.

    • Products that use less material than competing alternatives.

    • Membranes to assist in brownfield developments.

    • Membranes for Urban Drainage Attenuation Schemes.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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raising the recycling bar Erskine’s Byker Estate?

  • Undertaking a Product Development Programme to utilise new waste streams.

  • Benefiting from the assistance of our project partners:

  • BRE Certification

    • product credibility.

  • WRAP Project Support

    • financial support

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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New Recycled Membranes Erskine’s Byker Estate?

  • Delivering two way benefits:

  • Directly addressing the need to divert more waste away from landfill.

  • Meets the growing Construction Industry demand for products with improved environmental credentials.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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what next … for Visqueen Erskine’s Byker Estate?

  • Continued development of more recycled products to,

    • address the growing demand,

    • throughout the whole design, construct & supply process,

    • for products that reduce environmental impact.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

www.visqueenbuilding.co.uk


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Business as Usual with Recycled Plastics Erskine’s Byker Estate?

Gerry McGarry

Commercial Director


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