The use of plastic insulation materials is increasing rapidly due to their beneficial qualities, such as durability, resistance to mold, low-carbon emissions, and moisture performance. This also means that the amount of waste material produced will inevitably increase.
In order to solve this problem, Finnfoam was the first to launch a recycling system for plastic insulation waste in Finland in the spring of 2019. The free FF-Recycling Bag recycling bags are used to collect plastic insulation waste at both construction sites and hardware stores, and the collected waste is reused as material in our plant in Salo. This also allows us to help our customers and partners in recycling waste materials and ensuring more responsible construction activities.
BASED ON THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
The innovation was born out of discussions at Finnfoam on how plastic insulation off-cuts, which consist of first-rate material in terms of their properties, could be recovered and reutilized from construction sites.
Thus, the FF-Recycling Bag bag is part of a larger scheme that comprises our attempts to promote more responsible construction and the circular economy. Each party will benefit from effective and effortless recycling of plastic insulation waste: construction companies and private constructors can save on waste charges, the environmental impact of construction is reduced, and we receive recycled material for our production.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE SUITABLE FOR FF-Recycling Bag?
FF-Recycling Bags can be used for all EPS, XPS, and PIR insulation off-cuts, expanded polystyrene used as packaging, and polyethylene or polypropylene foam materials regardless of their manufacturer. Any paper, aluminum, moisture, or dirt on the surface of the insulation products does not affect their recyclability. The recycling bags cannot be used for phenolic insulation materials, PVC plastics, or other construction materials.
HOW IS THE COLLECTED PLASTIC INSULATION WASTE USED?
Recycled EPS plastic insulation material is used in the production of the new ceramic-based FF-SILENT material as crushed filler. Recycled FF-PIR material is reutilized in the production of our FF-FRAME products, among other things. Learn more about our products manufactured using recycled materials