Vita Nova

Bringing new life to waste material

Vita Nova is a creative take-back and repurposing solution. It revives surface materials and extends their useful life in new applications.

Meaning ‘new life’, Vita Nova aims to minimise waste. Did you know that at least 450 tonnes of solid surface materials use up space in landfill sites, each year in the UK and Ireland? This includes waste material and off-cuts, end-of life-installations, damaged or faulty sheets, samples and extraction dust.

The Vita Nova workshop will sort, reclaim and repurpose returned surface material waste to create new products, part sheets or aggregates for the creation of new materials, all contributing to a circular economy.

Revitalise your waste material

We want to make our industry more sustainable. We can do this by transforming waste material into new applications.

* At rip-out or end-of-life stage

Return. Repurpose. Revive.

We want to reduce environmental impact and create a circular economy by optimising the reuse of material.

What material can we take back?

We can currently repurpose all materials in the CDUK portfolio. These include Corian® Solid Surface, Montelli® Surfaces, PaperStone® and Polygood®. We will take back waste material and off-cuts, end-of life-installations, damaged or faulty sheets, samples and extraction dust.

What will we do with all the waste material?

Through the Vita Nova workshop, CDUK will sort, reclaim and repurpose surface material waste to create new high-quality products, part sheets or aggregates for the creation of new materials. We can repurpose samples. We can revitalise or transform material taken from a kitchen worktop into a wash trough, from a cladding installation into a reception desk, or from a residential application into a retail setting.

How do you return used and waste materials?

We want to make this as easy as possible! Simply complete the form at the top of the page and a member of the team will get back to you.

Continuing on our journey to promote the next phase of sustainable solutions in the surface materials industry, Vita Nova allows us to divert waste materials from the landfill to our workshop and to give them a new life. For example, we have taken back large quantities of Corian® Solid Surface. Its properties make it an ideal surface material for repurposing, as it can easily be repaired, formed and reused for a new purpose.

We strive to make it easier for our communities to repurpose surface materials, and we look forward to facilitating their own journey to sustainability acting as a trusted design partner. By working together, we will be able to tackle waste in our industry while supporting our partners in achieving their sustainability goals.

Andy Noble, CDUK Managing Director

Revitalising sustainable design

Acting as a design partner throughout the specification journey, CDUK supports its partners by supplying the best products and materials to create sustainable and long-lasting designs, while offering expert advice, technical knowledge and training courses to unlock their full potential.

As a specifier, designer, contractor, manufacturer or fabricator, you can use Vita Nova to reduce your environmental impact by optimising the reuse of material from one installation at end-of-life, into another application beginning a new life.

Vita Nova is a solution available in the UK and Ireland through CDUK and it can support the attainment of sustainable building certifications, such as LEED, BREEAM, and WELL.

LEED certified
WELL & BREEAM Certification

Want to find out more?

Book a meeting to learn more about how the Vita Nova solution can support you and your project deliverables.