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.
Knauf Circular® guarantees the recycling of the collected waste and its recovery into new polystyrene products: building insulation, technical parts for industry and agriculture, other everyday products made in France or Europe. Knauf Circular® thus ensures their entry into a circular economy.
Either the collected waste is crushed and recycled in closed-loop at our 18 processing plants, or it is crushed, compacted and then sent locally to recyclers or partner companies. It is then recycled in Europe in an open loop. In both cases, your offcuts will be recycled into new everyday polystyrene products, new technical parts for industry and agriculture, or new building insulation.
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.
Knauf Circular® offers a unique local service to its customers, with 18 plants dedicated to the recycling of EPS waste, for a complete nationwide network.
You contribute to the fight against waste, burial and uncontrolled landfilling and avoid an ultimate solution such as incineration.
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.
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.
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:
Contractors must fulfil the following obligations:
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.
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.
Recycling centres in possession of EPS sign an agreement with Knauf Circular® allowing them to avail of the collection service for clean EPS waste.
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®Contact us