Case Study: Phineas Products - Reuse of a Cold Store

The Challenge: Phineas Products are a leading manufacturer of hangers for the instore display of footwear. The company opened a recycling plant in South Bristol that will allow it to bring manufacturing back to the UK and use recycled feedstock. Before opening the facility they needed to remove a cold store used by the site’s former tenant. The dismantled cold store was made up of 80 panels measuring 8 metres long, 120cm wide and 10cm thick. Infrastructure for recycling insulation is very limited and any recycling programme would have meant transporting two articulated lorry loads of panels across the country. Using insulation to generate energy is not efficient as insulation is typically treated with fireproofing chemicals.

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