Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring recycling scheme, is accepting entries for its 2018 annual Awards Event, which will kick off at Liverpool Football Club’s prestigious Anfield ground on Thursday April 26th 2018.
Hosted by footballing legend Kevin Keegan, the event celebrates members’ achievements and commitment to the scheme, established eight years ago by leading flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro.
Several award categories are open for entry submissions, alongside the Recofloor Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and entries can be submitted online at www.recofloor.org.
Recofloor presents Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to collectors based on the volume and quality of vinyl waste collected annually from January to December.
The Contractor of the Year category acknowledges collectors who have demonstrated commitment to the scheme, while Distributor of the Year recognises distributors who play a significant role in the scheme’s success by promoting it to their customers.
Members can enter any of the following categories: Contractor of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Project of the year, Recofloor Champion and Drop-Off Site User of the Year.
The other categories are Brand Ambassador, Greatest Improver, Best Newcomer, Outstanding Achievement and Longstanding Service.
The short list and eventual winners of these categories are nominated by Recofloor. The deadline for entries is March 9th 2018.
Competition for the awards is always keen and previous winners, like Rita Fortune, Marketing Manager at Dublin-based PFL can testify to the business benefits of receiving an accolade.
“It was an amazing surprise to receive the award, although it would not have been possible without the foresight of Polyflor and Altro to introduce this ground-breaking scheme,” says Rita, who was named Recofloor Champion at the 2017 Awards Event. “PFL were behind the scheme 100% from the start. Winning an award enables us to demonstrate our commitment to recycling and raise our company profile. In turn, this helps us to promote the scheme to our customers, so they can save on disposal costs.”
An enthusiastic Recofloor supporter, Rita actively promotes the scheme by displaying and distributing collection bags at their warehouse.
She adds: “We are all very aware of the problems facing both Ireland and the UK with more and more waste going into landfill. It’s up to everyone involved to create positive change step by step and keep forging ahead. Everyone I met at the Recofloor awards felt the same.”
Recofloor is growing collection volumes year-on-year through its network of 700-plus collectors and more than 60 drop-off sites across the UK and Ireland.
Nearly 3,800 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring have now been recycled through Recofloor back into new flooring and other products.
Recofloor Project Manager Joe Gardner comments: “As the high point in Recofloor’s calendar, the Annual Awards is eagerly anticipated by our members. We look forward to celebrating our achievements with both longstanding and new members in April.”