RHEINZINK makes recycling real.

Well over half of the world’s waste is produced by the construction industry. If we return raw materials to the material cycle without any loss of quality, we make an important contribution to the future of our children. The excellent recyclability makes titanium zinc the material of the future par excellence.

What is called recycling is often merely downcycling. For RHEINZINK, we therefore speak more appropriately of the cradle-to-cradle principle. After its use, RHEINZINK titanium zinc can be correctly sorted by type without effort and reused an infinite number of times without any loss of quality.

RHEINZINK lives the cradle-to-cradle principle.

In contrast to recycling, the cradle-to-cradle principle converts materials, including their residual materials, back into a new product without any loss of quality.

The cradle-to-cradle (C2C) philosophy includes the life cycle approach from the extraction of materials to their reuse. In contrast to the meaning of recycling, the basis of the cradle to cradle principle is that a material retains its original quality. It is used for a new product of at least equal value and is not used in another, inferior way (downcycling). This technical and biological cycle of the cradle-to-cradle principle avoids waste and reduces the burden on the environment.



All over again.

If components made of RHEINZINK titanium zinc are no longer needed at some point, they can be reused with minimal effort to manufacture similar or identical products within the framework of the cradle-to-cradle principle. For example, a new façade cladding is created from a decades-old façade cladding – with the same qualitative properties as at the beginning. The material cycle is complete. And starts all over again.  

100% – more is not possible. Except for three times 100%.


RHEINZINK can be easily sorted during renovation work or after a building’s service life. It is then 100% recyclable without any additional intermediate steps. Even the trimmings produced during manufacture are 100% remelted and then live on in new products. And what happens to the quality and product properties during the recycling process? They are completely retained for the RHEINZINK in the cradle-to-cradle principle. Again, of course, 100%.

RHEINZINK and recycling facts.

Superior sustainability: Our C2C certifications

RHEINZINK has been certified according to the "Cradle-to-Cradle" criteria since 2009. This covers all RHEINZINK roof and façade products including the complete roof drainage system from the RHEINZINK CLASSIC and RHEINZINK prePATINA ECO ZINC product lines. Every two years, the classification status is reviewed and re-evaluated by EPEA.