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Environmental impact

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Manufacturing of products always has an environmental impact in some way. Here you can learn more about how Ecophon is continuously working with reducing this environmental impact. 

 
       

Life cycle analysis and third party verification

To be transparent Ecophon uses life cycle assessment (LCA) and third party verified environmental product declarations (EPD).

In the EPD’s for our product families you can read about the impact from our products. We calculate the environmental impact from raw material (the cradle) to the end of the products’ life (the grave).

The EPD shows that the main impact comes from the manufacturing of products. That’s why we have environmental goals to reduce the energy consumption and increase the share of renewable energy in our factories.


Reducing the carbon footprint

The climate change is one of the biggest challenges that humanity has faced. We all need to be aware of our impact on the climate and reduce our carbon emissions.

Therefore, one of Ecophon's main priorities is to reduce the carbon footprint from our products and that’s why we have chosen to declare this value for each product on the technical properties.

The declared carbon emissions show our products impact over the whole life cycle and by choosing products with less carbon footprint you can reduce the life cycle impact from the building.


Recycled glass and a plant based binder

The Ecophon ceiling tiles are available in the 3rd generation glass wool, which is a combination of at least 70 % recycled glass in the glass wool and a renewable plant based binder.  

We have reduced our oil dependency and can since 2015 offer a wide product range with the plant based binder instead.

We have also developed a return system to take back offcuts and tiles made of 3rd generation glass wool. The project is in a project phase, more information can be found on our sustainability web.

 

Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK and Ireland
Old Brick Kiln,
Monk Sherborne,
Tadley, RG26 5PP
General enquiries:
Tel: 01256 850977
 
Sales office, for orders and stock information:
Tel: 01256 855220
Fax: 01256 850600
 
Technical and product advice:
Tel: 01256 855250
 
Fax: 01256 851550
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Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK and Ireland
Old Brick Kiln,
Monk Sherborne,
Tadley, RG26 5PP
General enquiries:
Tel: 01256 850977
 
Sales office, for orders and stock information:
Tel: 01256 855220
Fax: 01256 850600
 
Technical and product advice:
Tel: 01256 855250
 
Fax: 01256 851550
Social:  LinkedIn |  Twitter  |  You Tube