ROCKWOOL products are created from volcanic rock – a natural material in abundant supply, which is both durable and recyclable
Our stone wool is made from diabase rock, which is continually replenished naturally from within the earth – volcanoes and plate tectonics produce 38,000 times more stone material every year than is used to make ROCKWOOL products. In addition, ROCKWOOL insulation has a long and sustainable lifespan – it has been found to perform to the same high standard for decades.
ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is recyclable and can be transformed into new ROCKWOOL products.
We have invested to make sure recycling is a key part of our business, with a dedicated recycling facility at our Bridgend plant. Virtually all of our production waste is recycled and we also run a recycling scheme to enable contractors and builders to recycle their unused ROCKWOOL insulation and reduce dependence on landfill.
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Green Compass recycling accreditation
Additionally, ROCKWOOL Ltd is an accredited member of the Green Compass Scheme. The scheme, which is delivered by Construction Excellence Wales and funded by the Welsh Government, aims to ensure that at least 90% of the waste generated by the construction and demolition sectors in Wales will be re-used or recycled.
ROCKWOOL Ltd actively supports this target by accepting waste ROCKWOOL products back onto our Bridgend site. All material returned to site is guaranteed to be used to make new products; none of it is sent to landfill.