Shout how green you are

Companies have been urged to enter this year’s Recofloor awards and demonstrate their committed to diverting waste from landfill and reducing CO2 emissions.

‘The Recofloor Awards are unique in recognising and rewarding the sustainability efforts of companies of all sizes and individuals across the vinyl flooring sector who embrace the environmental ethos of the national vinyl take-back scheme. Entering awards such as these opens up new business and contract opportunities through a responsible approach to resource recovery,’ sys Carla Eslava, Recofloor scheme manager.

Founded by Polyflor and Altro in 2009, Recofloor accepts LVT, smooth, safety and loose lay vinyl offcuts, roll ends as well as uplifted smooth and loose lay vinyl for recycling back into new Polyflor and Altro flooring products and traffic management equipment. By next month, the scheme is forecast to have diverted 5,400tonnes of waste vinyl flooring from landfill since its inception. 

‘There are six good reasons to enter the Recofloor Awards: raise your business profile: all Recofloor award winners benefit from publicity through a variety of media, ensuring that your good work is given the high profile it deserves in front of key audiences; reward your team: winning a Recofloor award recognises the efforts of everyone in your business, in turn boosting morale and fostering engagement with the scheme’s objectives; receive recognition from your customers and win more business: a Recofloor award demonstrates your commitment to sustainability, acting as a selling tool to win more business; demonstrate your sustainability credentials to the people that matter: from BREEAM to environmental requirements, being able to demonstrate your sustainability credentials matters, particularly in public sector contracts. A Recofloor Award is tangible proof of your actions, and success; share best practice and contribute to industry-wide change for the better: shout about your Recofloor award, how you achieved it and motivate others to take part in the sustainability journey; a chance to celebrate: as others can testify, winning a Recofloor Award is cause for celebration (and a chance to network) at the annual awards event, when we can all be together again,’ says Eslava.

‘The Recofloor Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our members’ sustainable achievements and recognise how their year-round efforts in collecting the best quality material for recycling is really driving forward sustainability in the flooring supply chain.

‘Now in its 10th consecutive year, the Recofloor Awards 2021 will recognise and celebrate the significant sustainability progress being made by small, medium and large companies in the flooring sector. The flooring industry is taking its environmental responsibility seriously, both now and for future generations, and these awards more than ever support these efforts. Entry is free and we invite all collectors to enter via our website until the end of February.’ 

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