Upcycling recycled material
Did you know that almost 90 percent of the waste generated by the construction industry can be reused or recycled for new products? In practice, we see that it is instead largely downgraded in low-value applications. (Source) An example of downcycling, as it’s called, is using waste as content for the construction of roads. Upcycling, on the other hand is using waste to create a more valuable product. And that’s exactly what we do at Rockpanel!
As well as recycling our own waste from production, we give secondary materials from other industries a new life. Up to 50% of the raw material content of our boards are recycled materials. These recycled materials are not valuable resources that could be used for other purposes (such as metal and glass), but it’s all waste that would otherwise be downcycled, or even end up as landfill. Rockpanel gives this waste a new life and lets it be part of many beautiful new facades.