First implemented in 2010, e-cycle® promotes ‘up-cycling’, which involves the recovery of second hand Schiavello product from around Australia, and restoring it to like-new condition. The restoration process may include re-powder coating, replacing parts and re-assembly.
Part of Schiavello’s internationally-accredited Environmental Management System under ISO 14001, up-cycling as a form of reuse, sits at the top tier of waste reduction, as while recycling lessens landfill, it still requires energy to render down suitable components for reconstruction. Up-cycling only requires the repair and replacement of necessary parts.
The re-introduction of such pieces into a project can ensure maximum Green Star credits and offer a cost effective, sustainable solution for clients interested in reducing their environmental impact.