Using waste to save energy

At a time when the world’s mountain of discarded single use plastic is reaching unacceptable proportions, Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd, makers of Thermafleece, have created SupaSoft Insulation, a safe, sustainable, non-itch insulation made with more than 95 per cent recycled polyester fibres (PET) that come from discarded PET bottles.

Unlike many other end-uses, recycling PET into insulation takes waste single-use plastics out of circulation for many decades.  What’s more, SupaSoft Insulation takes waste and uses it to help reduce our domestic energy consumption.  What better way to use waste than to use it to save energy?

SupaSoft Insulation is made from nothing more than polyester and contains no added chemicals.  Thermal bonding technology ensures that rPET fibres are strongly bonded together and unable to slump over time.  This means that SupaSoft Insulation will continue to perform and provide savings for the lifetime of the building.

Manufactured in the UK, SupaSoft Insulation is available nationwide.  The insulation comes in a compressed roll that is easy and safe to handle and install.  Compress packing the insulation greatly reduces packaging waste and carbon miles from factory gate to site.

Over 1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and up to 12 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year, A recent survey by Plymouth University found  that plastic was present in a third of UK caught fish and our oceans are under threat as never before. Insulating an average loft with SupaSoft Insulation would take nearly 10,000 waste plastic bottles out of circulation for many decades. Insulating a million homes with SupaSoft Insulation would remove nearly ten billion waste bottles from the environment.

Following the launch of SupaSoft Insulation, Managing Director Mark Lynn said:

“The issue of single use plastics and their impact on the environment is beginning to be taken seriously.  Not only do we have to eliminate our dependence on single use plastics, we have to deal with the legacy that exists.  Putting waste polyester into durable end uses such as insulation is an effective way to help deal with the mountain of waste in the system.  What’s more, with the need to substantially upgrade insulation levels if we expect to meet our carbon emission targets, insulating with recycled polyester seems an obvious choice.”