REPEAT® Materials & Sustainability
WHY we do what we do
The best way to predict the future is to design it. The European Commission determine some alarming facts related to building materials, with as highlight that greater material efficiency at the design phase of products could save 80% of CO2 emissions. However, the linear pattern of “take-make-use-dispose” does not provide producers with sufficient incentives to make their products more circular.
REPEAT ® Materials mission is to create a more sustainable future. We do this by contributing to a circular economy, where resources are not wasted, but reused. We believe that the best way to do this is by creating and offering sustainable yet high-performance alternatives for traditional materials.
HOW we do it
The very first step in designing the sustainable building blocks of our future is quantifying our environmental impacts. At REPEAT® Materials we firmly believe that you cannot manage what you do not measure.
Through the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, we measure three key environmental indicators: water footprint, global warming, and fossil resource scarcity. This methodology represents the most reliable and fact-based tool available to help companies, institutions, and governments to systematically incorporate sustainability into their decision-making process.
In the table above, the contribution of the main manufacturing stages is indicated as a percentage over the total REPEAT materials production’s impact. Such contribution is in turn split (doughnut charts) into the share attributable to the process itself.
WHERE we stand now
Building up durability: Cradle-to-gate approach. The LCA results show that REPEAT® Materials carbon footprint is significantly reduced (87%) compared to the competing products which perform the same function available on the market.
The graph shows the results for the Climate Change (GWP100) category for 1 unit of 2,5 by 1,20 m panel of different building material panels. The GWP100 means the Global Warming Potential in kg CO2 equivalent in the timeframe of the next 100 years.
Based on these results, one may conclude that REPEAT materials contributes to a more sustainable future and supports the guidelines of circular economy, in which being environmentally and socially responsible goes hand in hand with running a profitable business.
WHERE we aim for
WHAT we aim for
REPEAT® Materials aims to work on the cradle-to-gate portion of our life cycle to reduce its environmental impact while keeping the bar straight on the product’s functionality. The target of REPEAT® materials is to produce a solid layer of 90+ % recycled PET by 2023.
Besides, REPEAT® Materials sustainability priorities aims to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs aim to make significant progress on global economic, social, and environmental challenges by 2030.
At REPEAT materials, we aim to contribute to SDG 11 to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Since the entire panel is rPET, it can be recycled without any complex sorting or separating processes. Any discarded panels or cutting waste can easily be recycled into new panels, bottles or other PET products. In this way, we reduce the total urban solid waste generated by cities.
At REPEAT Materials we aim to contribute to SDG 12 to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. All our panels consist entirely of at least 75% recycled PET plastic. Beside, the target of REPEAT materials is to produce a 90+ % recycled PET by 2023. In this way we contribute to sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
At REPEAT Materials we aim to contribute to SDG 13 to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. We quantifies our impacts to address our sustainability and environmental protection, Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results show that REPEAT Materials carbon footprint is significantly reduced (87%) compared to the main competitive panels. In this way we integrate climate change measures into our policies, strategies and planning.