THE PROBLEM IS LANDFILL
A key issue in building conditions nowadays is that of site waste.
Apart from the environmental impact, the costs associated with waste disposal are phenomenal. Site Waste Management Plans are becoming statutory practice for building projects over £300,000, recording the types and volume of waste generated per job: a responsibility borne by construction workers.
Over the next decade landfill sites are sure to become scarce due to over filling, meaning waste will have to travel further for disposal and this will come at a premium cost. In addition, landfill tax is on the increase every year: companies are currently paying in excess of £91 per tonne of waste, so weight is key when disposing of products.
Non-biodegradable materials are also a factor: it has been estimated that over 100 million
plastic sealant cartridges are dumped into landfill sites every year – that equals 6000 tonnes in weight.
With environmental policies being constantly improved and becoming more stringent, both the Government and industry in general have targeted themselves with reducing the volume of construction waste each year.
Reload addresses some of these concerns.
The system comprises a reusable outer cartridge with a removable nozzle section. A foil sausage of silicone or sealant inserts into the cartridge, the nozzle is reattached and the product is gunned out in the usual way. After use, the compressed aluminium foil slug is the only element to be discarded.
The main features are summarised here.
• Much less waste: only a small aluminium slug is left.
• Lower costs: the slugs are 60% lighter than a plastic cartridge
so site removal (charged by weight) will be cheaper.
• Recycling: the whole design of Reload is to enable easy reuse.
Even the outer cartridge is recyclable (after approx. 75 applications).
• Standard fittings: no specialist equipment is required. The foil sausages
fit into the cartridge, the cartridge fits a standard sealant gun.
• Availability: some of our most popular products are available for Reload.
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