Leading Australian facade cladding manufacturer, Aodeli Australia has launched the Aodeli Recycling Program (ARP) designed to provide a safe and responsible solution for the recycling of non-compliant aluminium composite panels that are currently being removed from hundreds of buildings across the country.
“The main focus amongst the construction industry has been on the recladding of buildings identified around Australia as having non-compliant cladding. However, the knock-on effect of this is that we are now seeing the removal of hundreds of thousands of square metres of combustible cladding with no clear plan in place to recycling this and stop it ending up in landfill. Our team have been working for several months on putting together a reliable and trustworthy solution for our customers and others in the industry dealing with this issue. We are pleased that after extensive time and research we are able to launch our solution, the Aodeli Recycling Program, to the market,” explains Aodeli Australia’s general manager, Wayne Saunders.
The non-compliant combustible composite cladding currently being removed from buildings was designed to last up to 50 years but has sometimes been in use for five years or less. This is resulting in a waste of not only the original supply and installation costs, but also of the energy and resources that were used to make the original panels.
The aim of the ARP is to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill by offering customers a full, safe and responsible solution for the recycling of these materials. Materials are collected direct from the building site or installer’s yard and transported back to the recycling plant where they are processed to separate the aluminium from the combustible material. The aluminium is then recycled for use in other manufacturing material.
Saunders explains further: “At the heart of our recycling program is the drive to see these products circle back and be used as alternative solutions in the construction phase of other recladding projects. As a responsible manufacturer of compliant and fire-safe cladding, Aodeli are keen to provide a solution to this new problem being faced by the construction industry as well as be of benefit to the environment.”
Aodeli products are being used widely as safe and fully compliant alternatives on recladding projects nationwide. Their most popular solutions are: SAP (solid aluminium panel) and NCP (non-combustible panel). Both products meet Australian Standards and have already been used to re-clad multiple buildings.