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a RECYCLING initiative launched in Barnsley is aimed at saving thousands of tonnes of natural resources as well as reducing carbon emissions and landfill waste.

A new depot in Stairfoot is the first of a planned national network that will collect and process old uPVC windows to be recycled into brand new ones.

The initiative is the work of Veka Recycling, Europe’s biggest PVC-U recycler.

Norbert Bruns, MD of the group, said: “Window companies of all sizes will be able to bring us the frames they are taking out so that we can recycle them into PVC-U as pure as newly-made material.”

Tony Cattini, head of the UK operation, added firms normally pay £100 a tonne to dump waste at landfill sites, but can donate them to Veka free of charge.