Recofloor reaches major collection milestone

Vinyl and LVT recycling scheme Recofloor has reached another major collection milestone.

The scheme, set up by Polyflor and Altro in 2009, has collected 6,000tonnes of waste vinyl flooring.

It comes less than two years since it collected its 5,000th tonne in April 2020.

Offering a sustainable collection service for commercial waste vinyl flooring, the material is recycled back into new flooring, as well as traffic calming products. The 6,000tonnes of waste vinyl flooring has produced 7,038tonnes of carbon savings – equivalent to taking 1,837 cars off the road for a year. 

It also equates to two million sqm of vinyl flooring having been recycled – enough to cover 276 football pitches. The carbon savings estimate is based on displacing concrete in traffic management products, the primary application for the recycled flooring.

‘It is a magnificent achievement that truly reflects the enthusiasm, engagement and commitment of our members. Well done to all our collectors. Despite the on-going challenges, our participants, contractors and distributors have continued to support and grow the scheme across the UK. Thanks to them, we look forward to celebrating our next collection milestone,’ says Carla Eslava, Recofloor scheme manager.

 ‘We are proud to be green, and especially proud of our Recofloor members who are working hard and contributing to our vision to reduce carbon emissions across all of our operations. Recycling waste vinyl through Recofloor is a key aspect to achieve this,’ says Sonia Goode, Polyflor sustainability market manager.

‘As a co-founder of Recofloor, we recognise the important role the scheme plays in both manufacturers taking environmental responsibility for the materials placed on the market. This major milestone has only been achieved by the sterling efforts of everyone involved; and we’re proud to play our part in advancing sustainability in this sector,’ says Tracy Perry, Altro innovation & NPD manager. 



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