Achieving 100% circularity for waste uPVC Components


Waste management results

Following the roll-out of Axil’s Total Waste Management service in 2018, Epwin Group are seeing impressive results.
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100 %


for waste uPVC components.

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40 %


in recycling across the Epwin estate for all types of waste.

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2000 T


of uPVC components each year.

The requirement

Epwin Group is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of PVC windows, doors, and fascia systems with some of the best-known manufacturing and service names in the sector.

Epwin Group takes a strong ethical stance in its manufacturing and distribution operations which is evidenced by group-wide investment in Quality, Environmental and H&S Certifications.


40% increase in recycling

Working in partnership with Epwin, we have achieved year-on-year increases in recycling and generated significant annual rebates.

A key achievement since partnering with Axil, is a 40% recycling increase across the Epwin estate for all types of waste.

Management information that matters

Axil manages all logistics for each Epwin waste stream and provides detailed management information through a dedicated Customer Portal.

Our portal delivers sustainability data through simple reporting parameters. However, data without action is meaningless.

Axil works with Epwin to interpret their data and agree objectives to reduce costs and improve environmental performance.




Circular approach

Axil operates a closed-loop recycling service whereby waste and scrap uPVC components, such as frames and off-cuts are segregated for recycling. These items are granulated and then returned to Epwin for use in their manufacturing process.

Epwin receives all of its granulated products and is able to resell various grades into its supply chain. In total, they have recycled 2000 tonnes of waste uPVC components after they are collected and granulated each year.

Re-engineer your waste


To gain a clearer understanding of your waste operations, we will visit to carry out a detailed site audit.

Our waste management experts will understand your waste streams and the challenges you face— and develop a service proposal tailored to accommodate your needs.

We will explain how our innovative solutions can re-engineer your waste to reduce your costs and increase your recycling.

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