Knauf circular®

Knauf Circular® in practice

Knauf Circular® gives a new of life to expanded polystyrene waste.

Knauf Circular® provides users of EPS products – industrials firms, retail sector, insulation installation contractors, recycling centres, etc. – with an on-site collection service of their own EPS waste from packaging or insulation materials. A guarantee for all users that their EPS waste will be recycled in a responsible programme, rolled out by the Knauf group, the world leader in EPS processing.

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Knauf Circular® guarantees that collected waste will be recycled and reused in new products, introducing it into a circular economy. With Knauf Circular®, you will help protect resources.

You will adopt responsible behaviour, ensuring sustainable management of your EPS waste, in compliance with current circular economy regulations. You will help reduce waste, landfill and illegal dumping.

Material wholesalers or construction installation contractors

Through the KNAUF CIRCULAR® service, the KNAUF group collects EPS waste (other than that arising from deconstruction) from its own products and those of competitors, for recycling purposes.

CASE 1: wholesalers amass EPS waste collected from contractors

The material wholesaler signs an expanded polystyrene recycling agreement with Knauf Circular® with a view to collecting clean EPS waste in bulk from its customers, construction contractors, and ensuring that it is taken back and recycled by Knauf.

Benefits:

  • On-site collection of bags by Knauf Circular® within 10 days, subject to a minimum of 20 closed bags containing clean EPS Collection is organised (arrangements, collection date and location) simply by calling Knauf Circular®’s phone number 0801 800 085.
  • Signature and handover at the time of loading of a waste tracking document to ensure EPS waste traceability.
  • Transport of collected bags to a KNAUF Group production facility authorised to receive clean EPS waste,and recycling by incorporating in the production process of EPS products or by an authorised body.

 

CASE 2: contractors have their EPS waste collected on-site (worksite)

Installation contractors who use products based on expanded polystyrene (EPS) are responsible for managing their waste. To benefit from the Knauf Circular® service, they can sign up to a three-party agreement with their EPS insulating material wholesaler and KNAUF or Isobox Isolation representative. The wholesaler will act as an intermediary by supplying empty KNAUF CIRCULAR® EPS collection bags and keeping the contractor informed of the process involved in the service provided by KNAUF.

The service includes for the contractor:

  • Supply, on request to the wholesaler who has signed up, of empty collection bags, with an effective volume of 1 m3 of EPS waste.
  • On-site collection of bags by Knauf Circular® within 10 days, subject to a minimum of 5 closed bags containing clean EPS Collection is organised (arrangements, collection date and location) simply by calling Knauf Circular®’s phone number 0801 800 085.
  • Signature and handover at the time of loading of a waste tracking document to ensure EPS waste
    Transport of collected bags to a KNAUF Group production facility authorised to receive clean EPS waste, and recyclingby incorporating in the production process of EPS products or by an authorised body.

Contractors must fulfil the following obligations:

  • Compliance with the specifications on the type of EPS waste accepted.
  • Pooling of collection volumes, the minimum take-back amount being 5 bags per collection.

Industrial and agri-food sector

Businesses in possession of EPS sign an agreement with Knauf Circular® allowing them to avail of the collection service for clean or rinsed EPS waste in the case of used seafood packaging materials.

This service includes:

  • The supply of collection bags with an effective volume of 1 m3 of waste, or, if needed, more substantial collection means for large volumes.
  • On-site collection of bags or volumes of EPS (from businesses, from collection points, etc.) by a dedicated transporter simply by calling the phone number 0801 800 085, within 10 days.
  • Provision of an EPS waste collection document, for waste traceability purposes.

Businesses must fulfil the following obligations:

  • Compliance with the specifications on the type of EPS waste accepted.
  • Pooling of collection volumes, the minimum take-back amount being 20 bags per collection.

Retail sector (supermarkets and DIY superstores)

Supermarkets or retail stores in possession of EPS sign an agreement with Knauf Circular® allowing them to avail of the collection service for clean or rinsed EPS waste in the case of used seafood packaging materials.

This service includes:

  • The supply of collection bags with an effective volume of 1 m3 of waste, or, if needed, more substantial collection means for large volumes.
  • In-store collection of bags or volumes of EPS (from supermarkets and DIY superstores, from collection points, etc.) by a dedicated transporter simply by calling the phone number 0801 800 085, within 10 days.
  • Provision of an EPS waste collection document, for waste traceability purposes.

Stores must fulfil the following obligations:

  • Compliance with the specifications on the type of EPS waste accepted.
  • Pooling of collection volumes, the minimum take-back amount being 20 bags per collection.

Recycling centres

Recycling centres in possession of EPS sign an agreement with Knauf Circular® allowing them to avail of the collection service for clean EPS waste.

This service includes:

  • The supply of collection bags with an effective volume of 1 m3 of waste, or, if needed, more substantial collection means for large volumes.
  • Collection of bags or volumes of EPS at the recycling centre by a dedicated transporter simply by calling the phone number 0801 800 085, within 10 days.
  • Provision of an EPS waste collection document, for waste traceability purposes.

Recycling centres must fulfil the following obligations:

  • Compliance with the specifications on the type of EPS waste accepted
  • Pooling of collection volumes, the minimum take-back amount being 20 bags per collection

Private individuals

The Knauf Circular® service is intended for businesses. To ensure that your EPS waste is recycled, you can contact your local recycling centre (packaging, worksite waste) or ask your contractor to contact Knauf Circular®

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