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The number of UK regions taking part in Carpenter’s first underlay recycling scheme has doubled since its launch this summer.

The scheme works by providing Carpenter wholesale recycling volunteers with wheelie bins, specifically for PU off-cuts and uplifts. The wholesaler is then encouraged to provide fitters with recycling bags, also provided by Carpenter, to fill with Carpenter product which can then be returned to the wheelie bin, where it is collected to be re-used

Since its launch in July, the scheme has grown rapidly and operates in 22 regions including Scotland.

Said Helen Rowberry, national sales manager for underlay at Carpenter: “We are delighted with the success of the scheme so far. The number of regions taking part since the launch in the summer has been phenomenal– and we hope more and more will sign up.

“Take-up has been down to the ease and convenience in the way it works – plus it’s a no-hassle alternative to costly skips and escalating landfill charges.”

Carpenter already operates a number of environmentally friendly initiatives within its worldwide network. All its underlay is produced using recycled material and is backed with high-performance polyethylene, which aids recycling more effectively than paper backing. As well as this the company’s Fireseal division collects used Fireseal Mattresses from public prisons, which are then converted into underlay – which is expected to save the prison service more than £5 million over five years in disposal costs.

Carpenter currently collects off-cuts and uplifts from the Greenstep, Super Greenstep, Richstep, Deepstep, Firmstep, Powerstep, Marinestep, Extrastep, Ultrastep and Magic ranges.

To register as a Carpenter wholesale recycling volunteer or for further information on the scheme contact Helen Rowberry on 01457 861141.

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