Want to work towards a circular economy together?
The economy is still mainly linear: raw materials are used to make products that end up in the waste heap after use. This has had an impact on our living environment. A circular economy is very different: everything is focused on keeping materials in circulation. This is more flexible, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Therefore more sustainable.
How does it all work? At Unilin Panels, we are working on a circular system in various areas: in our material mix, our energy use and our packaging. The circular idea was at the heart of our foundation in the 60s.
You complete the circle via take-back programs. Your end-of-life wood, packaging materials or production waste also contribute to the circular economy.
Keeping raw materials in circulation for as long as possible is essential in a circular economy. By using recycled wood as a material, you’re doing the right thing: you save waste wood from incineration, you give it a second life and you keep CO2 out of the air.
In practical terms: Unilin is fully committed to recycled wood. For example Unilin chipboard contains 95% recycled wood. And what about MDF? Until recently, MDF was not recyclable. And we were the first in the world to develop the technology with which we recycle MDF/HDF. We have been rolling out this technology at our production sites since 2021.