ISOPA – supporting PU recycling

ISOPA (European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association) supports the recycling of polyurethanes wherever it is economically and ecologically sensible.
ISOPA's Environmental Resource Advisory Group works on recycling and recovery issues and seeks dialogue with legislators, other associations and downstream industries. Its aim is to develop industry based solutions for the recovery and recycling of polyurethanes.
Existing projects demonstrate that recycling and recovery reduce the volume of polyurethane waste going to landfill. From European sources, more than 250,000 tonnes of polyurethane are recycled and recovered every year.
ISOPA is now focusing on waste streams under consideration by the European Union for regulation. These are automotive waste (End-of-Life Vehicles - ELV), electrical waste (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment - WEEE) and waste from buildings (Construction and Demolition Waste - C&DW).
More information is available on the ISOPA website.