Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool is made from the natural material wood, and cement extracted from Danish mineral resources and can therefore be returned to nature as compost. A new take-back scheme means that Troldtekt waste now becomes an environmental resource.
Unwanted cut-offs of Troldtekt acoustic panels can now be collected from building sites so they can be returned to nature as compost. The initiative, which was launched at the end of 2015, is part of Troldtekt’s take-back strategy. The strategy ensures that both cut-offs from new products and used acoustic panels are processed and reused to provide the highest possible value.
– The take-back scheme is a natural step in our Cradle to Cradle business strategy. We have established partnerships with contractors and local authorities, and to begin with the scheme is being rolled out in Denmark. However, our aim is that in the coming years the scheme will be extended to our neighbouring European markets, says Peer Leth, CEO of Troldtekt.
Safely back to nature
The new take-back scheme has been developed together with Vugge til Vugge Danmark ApS (Cradle to Cradle Denmark ApS). The project has also received start-up funding from Central Denmark Region’s Rethink Business project and the Fund for Green Business Development (Grøn Omstillingsfond).
– Troldtekt acoustic panels are Cradle to Cradle-certified at silver level, and Troldtekt is thus able to document that the panels can be safely returned to nature as compost. By launching a system that adds new value to waste products and demolition waste, Troldtekt is demonstrating once again that it is at the forefront of developments within sustainability and the circular economy, says Annette Hastrup, CEO of Vugge til Vugge Danmark ApS.
The cement in Troldtekt’s acoustic panels boosts oxygen levels during the composting process, while the wood adds organic material to the compost. In connection with Cradle to Cradle certification, the material content of the panels has been analysed right down to 100 ppm (parts per million) and assessed for their impact on humans and the environment. In this way, Troldtekt has proved that its products do not contain any harmful substances.
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