Industry Challenges: Circular Economy, Sustainable Management and Reducing Carbon Footprint

World Recycling Day is commemorated on May 17, a date that promotes responsible consumption and the use of efficient, reusable and/or recyclable materials. In this context, The construction industry is faced with the need to adapt its practices Towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly management.

In recent years, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, Consumers choose products and services that demonstrate commitment Responsible use of resources, environmental protection and sustainable practices. According to a recent survey by Ecoplas, a company specializing in plastics and the environment, 73% of Argentines say they choose products made from recycled plastic. This trend has generally led industries to make internal changes and adopt more sustainable production processes. According to the report of the same company, in 2021 Plastic recycling in Argentina avoided around 400 tons of emissions Carbon dioxideThis is equivalent to the carbon absorption of 18 million trees.

In this context, Technical profilesArgentina has been a leading company in the industry for more than 19 years in the production of PVC profiles for medium and high performance carpentry. Commitment to environmental and sustainable management. Fernando Martínez, president of Technopurfiles, said, “All over the world, companies are taking actions that are more committed to the environment and sustainable management. These include the implementation of energy efficiency practices, the transition to renewable energy sources and the rational use of water, among others. At Tecnoperfiles, we embrace sustainability Since our inception, from the use of highly resistant, versatile and durable raw material like PVC with eco-friendly formulations Rational use of resources At all steps of the production process, there is always an eye on efficiency and carbon footprint reduction”.

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One of the best actions of Tecnoperfiles Recovery of waste generated in its manufacturing plant Located in the city of Pablo Podeste. During the process of extruding PVC profiles, offcuts and residues are produced, which together with excess offcuts generated by the users of the profiles, are reprocessed locally and used in the production of PVC skirting boards, strips and sub-profiles. This practice contributes to the circular economy by creating products of equal quality from waste from profiles made under the highest standards. In 2022, Technopurfiles was able to convert a total of 141.6 tons of municipal solid waste into reusable resources certified by the Ministry of the Environment of the Province of Buenos Aires, i.e. 219.7 tonnes of carbon footprint reduction.

Tecnoperfiles has positioned itself as a constant benchmark in the construction industry due to its constant commitment to applying innovation principles, investing in technology, training and improving production processes.

The company responsibly manages its resources, waste, water consumption and electricity and other important features. In addition, its end product, DVH (double hermetic glazing) and PVC joinery with appropriate hardware systems, allows users to reduce the use of non-renewable energy in their homes and daily life. Thus 35% energy loss is avoided Caused by environmental air conditioning and refrigeration.

Architect Adriana LopezAn expert in energy efficiency and passive house design highlights the importance of internal recycling and says: “As long as the origin of a product obtained through internal recycling is known, its quality is guaranteed. In PVC joints, when they are recycled, they are again new with better quality, resistance and safety. become resources to produce products. This helps reduce waste, emissions and conserve vital natural resources for the world we live in”.

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