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Gardner to head ERFMI

Jane Gardner, who set up vinyl flooring recycling scheme Recofloor and oversaw the management of Carpet Recycling UK is to become the md of the European Resilient Flooring Institute.

She will leave her role as Axion head of consulting services at the end of the month.

‘This is a role she is well-qualified to take on; quite an achievement for a Brit to be asked to take on such a job in these Brexit days, ‘ said Roger Morton, Axion director. ‘We are very sad to see Jane leave Axion; she was one of our earliest employees. She has been the driving force behind the development of the many successful recycling collection schemes that we manage and has led and delivered numerous other novel recycling projects for many different clients over the past 15 years.’

Gardner joined Axion in 2006 as a project co-ordinator, having previously worked as a sub-contractor Initially responsible for administration relating to Recovinyl, she secured repeat contracts for managing the PVC Recycling scheme.

Alongside this, she set up Recofloor and RecoMed, a UK-wide take-back scheme that recycles PVC used in healthcare. All of her schemes have won numerous awards over the years.

The industry collection schemes will now be led by Richard McKinlay, Axion head of circular economy and supported by the rest of the team.

Carpet Recycling UK will continue to be managed overall by Axion, lead by Adnan Zeb-Khan as CRUK scheme manager.

’All of us wish Jane well in her new role and I know she will continue to contribute to the circular economy by lobbying for effective legislation in Europe. I am sure we will be working closely with her in the future to our mutual benefit.’