On 22 May this year, Newton Waterproofing Systems took home the prestigious Innovation of the Year accolade from the National Building Awards.
The company is very honoured and proud to have won such a fantastic award and are thrilled to be adding it to its trophy cabinet.
Employees James and Richard went to Wembley Stadium for the evening and collected the award, which was in recognition of the Newton Membrane Recycling Service.
Newton’s award-winning recycling service has been in action now for over two years and is still the first and only such scheme in the UK waterproofing industry, made possible with the help of its Specialist Basement Contractors (NSBCs).
Newton’s dedicated drivers pick up waste HDPE membrane from NSBC sites and offices when delivering new product, preventing further carbon emissions.
Once collected, the membrane is turned into pellets at the head office in Tonbridge, Kent, before being collected by a third-party recycling organisation and manufactured into new construction products. This achieves an entirely closed-loop recycling process.
It is very proud of the recycling service, as it directly tackles an inherent problem in the waterproofing industry that no other supplier has managed to this point.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is used to manufacture one of the primary forms of below-ground structural waterproofing – cavity drainage membranes.
However, every year thousands of tonnes of membrane off-cuts end up in landfill as they are too small for reuse in waterproofing.
As the membrane is made from virgin HDPE though, it is perfect for recycling.
Last year, the Membrane Recycling Service recycled 5.275 tonnes of waste HDPE membrane. Now in 2019, Newton has succeeded in recycling 2.148 tonnes so far!
With seven more months of the year to go, the company is confident that it will be able to prevent well over five tonnes of HDPE from going to landfill.
To translate this into more quantifiable numbers, that’s 9,646.85 kWH of energy saved so far in 2019, which is enough energy to make 342,999 mugs of tea!
Everyone at Newton is excited to see the continued progress of the Recycling Service, especially as the search continues for new ways to lower its carbon footprint and decrease its impact on the environment.
Newton Waterproofing Systems,
17-20 Sovereign Way,
Phone: 01732 360 095
Fax: 01732 359 033
E-mail: [email protected]
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