Video - Converting Old Windows Into New

Low angle view of Veka Recycling factory

VEKA Recycling has a stunning new video that shows how its state-of-the-art recycling processing facility is playing its part in transforming end-of-life PVC-U frames into brand new windows and doors.

The Wellingborough, Northamptonshire plant, which was completed at the end of 2020 after a two-year build at a cost of £15 million, is reputed to be the most sophisticated of its type anywhere in Europe.

The 2-minute video is compelling with jarring images of waste being ground-filled, followed by images of a Veka Recycling tanker wending its way through the countryside laden with tonnes of processed PVC-U pellet. Adding impact to the imagery are the mountains of frames at the five-and-a-half-acre site being fed into the plant, with dramatic shots of the various stages of processing.




Whilst the UK is very good at recycling most of the old windows and doors removed from homes, there is still a significant volume that is unaccounted for. This video provides a compelling glimpse of what happens to them.



 “After our plans to show people round were severely curtailed by Covid we decided to make this video, to ensure we can show the importance of recycling old PVC-U window and door frames, and how efficient our new plant is at doing so.”

– Simon Scholes 

Managing director, Veka Recycling


Picture: Images from the Veka Recycling video.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
27th October 2021


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