Top 3 Benefits of Using Sustainable Scaffold Sheeting Products

Using sustainable scaffolding sheeting helps reduce the adverse effects on the environment and can benefit both the companies and the public in the long run.
May 21, 2024 by
Top 3 Benefits of Using Sustainable Scaffold Sheeting Products
SP Group Global Ltd

There’s a growing focus on sustainability in the construction industry. Many scaffold systems today are designed and manufactured with eco-friendly materials, including the type of covering used for added safety and protection. That’s where sustainable scaffold sheeting comes in.

Using such products and making sure they get recycled can help reduce the adverse effects on the environment. Making this choice benefits not just companies within the industry but also the public. Let’s explore further the top merits below:

1. Recyclable = good green credentials

Scaffold sheeting can be recycled instead of ending up in landfills. Once the sheet reaches the end of its life, it can be collected, processed, and turned into new materials at a recycling facility. This process minimises the greenhouse gas emissions during production.

Polyethylene is a common plastic material used that is 100% recyclable at the end of life. Consider our CLASSIC Scaffold Sheeting for low-level scaffolding and PRO Scaffolding Sheeting for higher levels. Our Blue Cycle Recycling Scheme simplifies the recycling process for you. We’ll collect the materials after your project is completed and recycle them. Review the terms and conditions for more details.

2. Long-term savings

Investing in sustainable scaffold sheeting can save you money in two ways:

a. Their longevity means fewer replacements over time. 

While materials like polyethylene may come with a higher initial cost, you’ll spend less and save more in the long run despite the upfront investment.

b. It can help trim expenditure on waste disposal fees. 

For instance, non-recyclable products often end up in landfills, which can incur charges. Reusable ones can decrease the amount of waste requiring disposal. This can result in huge savings on waste management expenses.

Note: The cost of waste disposal in the UK can vary based on factors such as the size of your business, the type of waste generated, and its volume. For reference, the current Landfill Tax rate stands at £91.45 per tonne, while gate fees for waste disposal are around £20 per tonne.

3. Enhanced safety and social responsibilities

Polyethylene has been deemed non-hazardous by regulatory authorities. This means that workers are at a lower risk of exposure to harmful substances when working around scaffold sheeting made from this material. This can give them peace of mind, knowing they’re working in a protected environment.

Adopting sustainable practices is also a demonstration of social responsibility within the construction industry. This could be as simple as choosing harmless materials for workers and the environment. Such commitment extends to the local communities, too, with future generations benefiting from it. 

Going green sets a positive example for the industry as a whole. It may not seem significant at first, but it contributes to a larger movement toward protecting the planet and ensuring a better future for everyone.

Here at SP Group, we offer a wide variety of recyclable scaffold protection. If you need assistance in choosing the ideal product for your project, you can speak with our team of experts today at or call +44 28 9442 8611.