PVC pipes piled neatly on a building site

Polypipe Building Services supports product transparency with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

Polypipe Building Services has released environmental product declarations (EPDs) for several of its PVC pipes and fittings sold in the UK.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are independently verified and registered documents.

They provide relevant and comparable information about the environmental impact of goods and services.

About Environmental Product Declarations

Increasingly, EPDs are produced by manufacturers.

They set out/demonstrate the environmental impacts associated with a particular product over its whole life.

This spans from extraction of raw materials to the end of a product’s life.

Currently, manufacturers are not obliged to provide them.

However, Polypipe Building Services now supplies them for all products as part of their commitment to construction best practice.

Alex Ashton, environmental and sustainability manager at Polypipe Building Services said: “Providing detailed environmental information for our products marks an important milestone in supporting the UK construction industry to make more sustainable choices.

Read the full story here.

Further information on EPDs

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has a useful introduction to life cycle analysis.

By registering for free with the school you can log in and go through this e-learning module to learn more about EPDs and how to use them.

Envirodec – this is the international EPD scheme https://www.environdec.com/all-about-epds/the-epd

BRE – BRE manage the UKs EPD verification scheme – https://www.greenbooklive.com/search/scheme.jsp?id=260

Construction LCA – https://constructionlca.co.uk/uk_epd/