Somewhere between 5% and 10% of vinyl flooring is typically wasted as off-cuts on projects, depending on the shape of the area that the flooring is being laid on. This material would normally be taken away by a waste contractor and landfilled along with any old torn up vinyl being replaced.
To tackle this waste problem, Polyflor, a supplier of Greentag certified vinyl flooring, introduced the Recofloor product take back scheme. As a result, Polyflor products contain up to 25% recycled content making them among the greenest vinyl flooring available.
The Recofloor program takes both offcuts from new flooring and end of life material and recycles it back into useful products. Safety flooring off-cuts and smooth vinyl off-cuts from the installation process will be recycled back into new flooring. Uplifted (torn up), or end-of-life material will be down cycled into traffic calming products such as traffic cone and road barrier bases.
Polyflor is calling on all architects, designers, contractors, builders, and government department or specifiers to help them reach their recycling targets for vinyl flooring in 2013. For more information contact: Kathryn Patience from Polyflor Australia Pty Ltd on 0404 817 284 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting0404 817 284 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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