Trespa Second Life

Trespa Second Life strives to provide a second chance to as many Trespa panels as possible.

Our initiative

In a world where resources are precious, and sustainability is no longer optional but a necessity, we introduce Trespa Second Life our commitment to breathing a second life into our panels. This initiative is central to our mission to not just produce high-quality panels but to ensure they live on, contributing to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Trespa Second Life is about repurposing and extending the lifecycle of our products. Every piece of Trespa material is designed with longevity in mind, but we recognize that their journey doesn’t have to end with their first use. We are taking proactive steps to give our products a second life.

Thanks to the raw materials we use and our innovative technology Trespa® panels are exceptionally durable and store carbon dioxide (CO2) during their lifetime. Through repurposing them for a second use, we further extend the period in which the CO2 is stored inside the panels. Explore Trespa’s carbon narrative at to learn more. 

Driving the move towards a circular economy

We believe in a circular economy and focus on reusing rather than recycling. By extending the life of our durable and strong panels through reuse, we not only conserve resources but also significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

A circular economy aims to keep products and materials in use for as long as possible, reducing waste to a minimum. It is a more sustainable approach than the traditional make-use-dispose cycle, trying to limit the use of new resources and waste. The European Union has defined the priorities regarding waste management, with the top priority to prevent waste from happening at all.

How Trespa Second Life works

  1. Eligibility check
    Panels necessarily need dismantling, be verified as Trespa panels, not been exposed to hazardous materials, mechanically attached, and dismantled without excessive damage. 
    Trespa assesses the environmental impact of transportation to ensure its outweighed by the environmental benefits of reuse.
    Trespa Second Life is active in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Belgium with plans for expansion to other regions.
  2. Express interest 
    Interested parties should send an email to and provide information about the panels.
  3. Evaluation 
    Trespa will evaluate the request for take-back.
  4. Reused and collaboration
    If approved, the panels will be repurposed for various uses like (bike)sheds, storage, garden applications, signage, and waste separation bins in collaboration with partners. 

Frequently asked questions

Participation is free, but building owners or renovation contractors are expected to dismantle and store the panels according to Trespa's instructions.

Trespa Second Life is intended for used panels, but Trespa is interested in better understanding cut-offs regarding sizes and volumes.

We don’t charge a fee to pick-up the panels. The building owner/renovation contractor is expected to dismantle the panels in a damage-free way and collect/store them on pallets according to Trespa’s instructions.

Trespa Second Life is meant for used panels. We would, however, like to be informed about what cut-offs look like in terms of sizes and volume as this is another topic we are considering. 

That the panels will be
1) Dismantled damage-free
2) Put on pallets according to Trespa’s instructions
3) Stored in a dry, frost-free area until pick-up. The site should be accessible by a 16.5M truck and a forklift should be available.

Trespa will arrange pick-up for the NL, DE, FR, and BE countries. For projects outside of these countries, this will be decided following a case-by-case approach.

We have calculated the environmental impact of transportation following our LCA methodology

Applications that are scalable and appreciate the properties of Trespa panels. Examples are (bike)sheds, storage spaces, garden applications (furniture, houses, dividers etc.), signage, waste separation bins etc.