Manrose has welcomed Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18 March 2023, which aims to highlight the importance recycling plays in preserving the planet’s resources. Manrose is helping achieve this aim by making ventilation more sustainable for installers, specifiers, contractors, developers and wholesalers with its 100% recycled ducting range.
Manrose is investing in the planet and helping customers make sustainable choices, with 100% of its PVC ducting made from recycled window frames – while plastics extracted from old fridges are used to create ducting components. In addition, Manrose has invested in energy efficient moulding and tooling equipment for its manufacturing site, offering increased supply capacity based on demand, while reducing its impact on the environment. This means Manrose is able to swiftly meet demand and supply PVC ducting as soon as it’s needed.
“We’re delighted to celebrate Global Recycling Day and the wider awareness of the importance of recycling this brings. Increasingly our customers are looking for more sustainable products and we are aiming to make this as easy as possible for them. Our recycled ducting range offers more sustainable choices and, thanks to significant investment in our manufacturing process, we have increased our capacity and therefore stock levels,” says Clive Britton, Senior Sales Director at Manrose. “Our customers have always known Manrose for its reliability, and now we are helping to make ventilation sustainable for them too.”
Manrose has set itself sustainability targets, each geared towards achieving significant improvements by the end of FY2025. The company’s Lo-Watt products will help customers reduce the energy they use for ventilation and by the end of FY2025, the company is aiming for 70% of its sales from this product range. Additionally, Manrose is investing in R&D and manufacturing technology to develop fans from recycled sources with 90% of the plastic used in its facilities to be from recycled sources by the end of FY2025, without compromising on quality or reliability.
Manrose is already considerably increasing the use of recycled plastic from the circular economy in the manufacture of its products and continuously improving processes to reduce waste throughout its products’ lifecycle. Manrose and its customers are diverting 200t of PVC a month from landfill by ensuring 100% of its PVC ducting is made from recycled sources. The Group is also recycling the polystyrene content from old fridges to make High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) for all rigid ducting accessories. This will save 63,000 fridges a year from going to landfill.
Manrose is making it easy for customers to identify products made with recycled plastic. All of these products feature a recycled plastic label to indicate that it has partly or fully been manufactured using recycled materials in support of making its ventilation products sustainable.