Deceuninck North America, a designer and manufacturer of systems for windows, doors, interiors and outdoor living, based in Monroe, Ohio, has partnered with JP Industrial (JPI), Lisbon, Ohio, to introduce a comprehensive recycling program for its customers. JPI says it is the largest recycler of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) materials nationwide.
As part of the program, JPI collects end cuts and other scraps from Deceuninck's fabricators and provides the recycled content to Deceuninck so that the company can re-introduce it into the manufacturing process. Deceuninck launched the program Sept. 1, 2011.
"Deceuninck's commitment to sustainability is evident in our cradle-to-cradle approach," says Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck North America. "We have a zero waste goal, and our partnership with JPI will help us meet this goal by reclaiming unused product that might have otherwise ended up in the waste stream. We look forward to realizing the positive impact this recycling program will have on our customers and the building and construction industry at large."
In addition to the company's partnership with JPI, Deceuninck says it demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by sourcing recycling materials, manufacturing long-lasting, low-maintenance and energy-efficient building materials that can be fully recycled at the end of life and using smarter methods for shipping and delivery of its products.