The Easter Dawyck Bridge over the River Tweed at Stobo, Peebleshire was highly commended on 3rd July at the British National Recycling Awards. The award, in the Best Recycled Product category, was against stiff competition from across the UK’s manufacturing sector.
The Judges recognised the enormous potential of Vertech’s technology across a wide range of applications from road bridges, such as that constructed at Dawyck, to simpler sheet materials as a replacement for plywood and more expensive laminates.
Not only does Vertech’s technology prevent waste from being sent to landfill or being shipped to China but also its products are completely recyclable at the end of life offering a true closed loop process. As well as bridging, Vertech components can be used in a wide range of applications in sectors from construction to agriculture to maritime. Applications are almost infinite but include railway sleepers, pilings, foundations, sea defences and a variety of structural components. In thin sheet form, Vertech can also be used to replace plywood, MDF, and a range of laminate sheet materials offering engineered alternatives that are entirely resistant to moisture and most chemicals.