The window recycling initiative Rewindo and its Austrian counterpart ÖAKF plan to expand their cooperation.
Rewindo and the Austrian Working Group for Plastic Windows (ÖAKF), which is part of the Austrian Chemical Industry Association (FCIO), have announced that they intend to further expand their cooperation, which has been in place for twenty years. They say they plan to work even more closely together, especially on window replacement reference projects in the context of energy-related renovations or demolition projects. "The 20th anniversary of the founding of the Rewindo initiative this year is a good time to put the joint activities in the D-A-CH area on an even broader basis," says Rewindo Managing Director Michael Vetter. The Austrian partner sees the intensified cooperation as a good opportunity to increase recycling rates for plastic windows. "The aim is to further improve the ecological footprint of plastic windows through cross-border cooperation. The expansion of the circular economy thus forced is a decisive factor in combating climate change," explains Sylvia Hofinger, managing director of the FCIO. Rewindo and ÖAKF were already networked in many ways. Both are members of the European umbrella organization of the window profile industry EPPA and thus part of VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment of the European PVC industry, as well as the Circular Plastic Alliance (CPA) of the EU Commission, she said.