More than a drop in the ocean…

Westgate’s circular economy initiative received positively within construction.

Westgate are proud to announce our Hoardfast sustainability promise. Centred around the ethos of relocate, reconfigure, reuse and recycle, it aims to minimise waste during construction projects and the money that is generated from the sale of the recyclable internal hoarding panels is donated to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Working extensively within the construction and fit out sectors, we appreciate the growing need for contractors to find cost effective ways to reduce waste on their projects, and through our sustainability promise, as well as following guidelines on circular economy, we can help Hoardfast customers deliver on those targets.

Hoardfast is a modular screening system used to create temporary internal site rooms, welfare spaces and partitions, and is completely reusable across multiple projects or relocatable during phased project work. At the end of each project, Hoardfast items are removed from site and returned to Westgate, reducing waste for the customer.

Made from PVC, our sustainable panels are manufactured from up to 85% recycled plastic, on reaching the end of their usable life, panels are crushed down and recycled to manufacture new panels and other plastic items. Funds generated from the sale of unusable panels are then donated to the Marine Conservation Society, as well as other UK charities.

Caroline, Corporate Partnerships Manager, MCS said of the partnership:

“We are delighted that Westgate Group has chosen to support the work of MCS through recycling their end-of-life Hoardfast panels. This is exactly the sort of circular economy initiative which we would like to see more companies adopting, to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated throughout industry.”

With reducing the amount of single use plastic, a big concern for those working in the commercial and industrial sectors, we’re proud to do our bit to support such incredible work being undertaken by MCS. The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s only dedicated marine charity working solely to secure healthy seas, shorelines and marine wildlife.

David, Marketing Manager, Westgate said:

“By providing an internal hoarding system that is completely reusable and recyclable, we aim to support companies looking to reduce the amount of waste on fit out and construction projects and deliver on their targets for sustainability. Creating funds from our recycled panels means that by using Hoardfast, together we can support a charity that works to reduce the impact of plastics on our environment.”

You can learn more about our sustainable hoarding product here.