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Circular Economy

We will do more with less. Learn about how we reduce, reuse and recycle at Knauf Insulation, and discover how we help our customers do the same.

Our commitments and targets

We have set ourselves three key commitments for 2025 to achieve a circular economy. We've already started work on these targets, and will continue to strive for change.

At Knauf Insulation, we know that being environmentally sustainable is an issue that we all have to pay attention to today - for the sake of tomorrow and beyond.

Circular Economy

Commitment

We will find ways to use resources that have a minimal environmental impact.

Targets for 2025

We are committed to using external recycled material in our batch (indicative targets for Rock Mineral Wool: >25%, and Glass Mineral Wool: >65%). We will continue to monitor improvements through LCA results.

By 2025 we will have reduced SOx emissions from our plants by 50% compared to 2019 levels and we will have made significant reductions in relation to cutting NOx emissions.

We will have implemented a range of new projects to reduce the amount of fresh water we use in five plants.

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Commitment

We will send zero waste to landfill.

Targets for 2025

We will be sending zero production waste to landfill from our Rock, Glass and Wood Wool plants by 2025.

We will take back 25% of the waste generated by our customers on job sites wherever possible. This waste will be either fed back into our processes — through briquetting — or transformed into new products by other companies.

We will have programmes in place in (at least) five countries to recycle insulation from demolition sites.

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Commitment

We will reduce the environmental impact of our packaging.

Targets for 2025

We will reduce our virgin plastic film packaging by more than 25%.

Where possible, between 25% and 50% of our plastic film will be recycled. 35% of our wooden delivery pallets will be collected, sorted, repaired, and reused or recycled.

 

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