Virgin plastic versus recycled plastic. Ask any sales person what they prefer to tell their customers they will almost always say that they prefer to tell their customers their windows and made from virgin PVC. It sounds better and you don’t have to then convince the customer about the benefits of using recycled plastic. But those occasions are numbered. The EU is clamping down on inefficiency, including products like powerful vacuum cleaners and hair dryers. How long is it going to be before we have yet another EU directive which gives the UK a set percentage of how much recycled PVC must be included in all new windows?
Reinforcing The Green Argument
There will be quite a few out there who simply don’t like the idea of recycled plastic being used for new windows. But as the main commodity (oil) used to make the polymers our products need starts to run out and become more expensive, we have to become more creative with the materials we have to hand, and that’s the old windows and doors we take out.