CDUK's Vita Nova - a creative take-back and repurposing solution that extends the life of surface materials.

According to CDUK, in the UK and Ireland alone, upwards of 450 tonnes of solid surface materials find their way into landfill sites annually. This encompasses waste material, off-cuts, end-of-life installations, damaged or faulty sheets, samples, and extraction dust.

In response, it's launched Vita Nova - a creative take-back and repurposing solution aimed at minimising the waste generated by the surface materials industry in the UK and Ireland - extending the products' useful life in the process.

Through this initiative, CDUK can breathe new life into a kitchen worktop by transforming it into a wash trough, convert a cladding installation into a reception desk, or repurpose material from a residential application for a retail setting. Acting as a design partner throughout their specification journey, CDUK will then support designers in sourcing the finest products and materials to create sustainable and long-lasting designs, while offering expert advice, technical knowledge and training courses to learn how to unlock their full potential.

The solution is already operational at the Vita Nova workshop in Leeds, where CDUK has been sorting, reclaiming, and repurposing returned surface material waste to create new high-quality products, part sheets or aggregates for the creation of new materials, all contributing to a circular economy. CDUK is able to take back all surface materials from the portfolio, which includes Corian® Solid Surface, PaperStone®, Polygood® and Montelli® Surfaces.

With the reveal of Vita Nova, CDUK urges specifiers, designers, contractors, manufacturers, and fabricators to reduce environmental impact by optimising the reuse of material from one installation at end-of-life, into another application beginning a new life.

Discover more, and visit Material Source Studio in Manchester or Glasgow to see CDUK's surface solutions in situ.