Join the Recofloor team at this year’s popular ‘Bacon Butty’ events where you can find out more about the UK’s award-winning vinyl flooring recycling scheme while enjoying welcome refreshments.
Founded by leading flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro in 2009 to divert waste material from landfill, Recofloor has 63 drop-off sites throughout the UK and Ireland at flooring distributors accepting post installation vinyl flooring off-cuts and uplifted vinyl flooring.
Roadshows have already taken place in Ireland at PFL Limerick on June 23, PFL Dublin on June 24 and Anderson Grant, Chelmsford on July 3. More roadshows are planned at Richards, Bristol on July 10 and at Carpet & Flooring, Aberdeen on July 23.
Customers are invited to drop in, pick up their free bacon butty and learn more about how Recofloor’s services can enhance their businesses.
Benefits for 650-plus collectors across the UK include a sustainable option for end-of-life flooring, enhanced green credentials and up to 75% savings in disposal costs. Starter packs that include material specification, collection bags, a brochure and Certificate of Commitment will be provided for those interested in signing up to the scheme.
Recofloor’s Project Officer Carla Eslava comments: “Our Bacon Butty roadshows are invariably popular and create a bit of a buzz around distributors’ premises.
“This time we have chosen new locations so we can spread the message to even more people. We’re looking forward to meeting new flooring contractors and fitters and explaining how easy it is to recycle waste vinyl flooring through Recofloor. Hope to see you there!”
In the 2015 Recofloor Annual Awards, three contractors were recognised for their commitment to dropping off clean good quality vinyl waste at their local distributor site. Fantasy Flooring of Bristol who use the drop-off site at 3D Flooring in Cardiff, Westlinks Services, who use Birch Distribution in Hull and Eden Flooring & Interiors, Cornwall who regularly drop off vinyl waste at Fitwell Flooring in Redruth were all awarded Drop-off Site User of the Year Awards.
Director of Fantasy Flooring, Mark Purnell says: “We are delighted to have won an award. It’s convenient for us to use the drop off site at 3D Flooring in Cardiff and it’s free,
we’re saving money on disposal costs – around £250 a month – and helping to save the environment by recycling waste vinyl that be readily reused in new products.”
Wayne Ede, Managing Director of Westlinks states: “We are proud to be associated with Recofloor and we actively recycle all our waste vinyl flooring, reducing the impact on the environment. We are also saving on our disposal costs, a major factor with any business. We will continue with this policy and endeavour to return 100% good quality waste vinyl for eventual use in new products.”
Nathan Campling of Eden Flooring and Interiors comments: “The Recofloor service is very convenient for us, especially for contractors who want to drop off small amounts of flooring and it all helps to save money.”
To date, more than 2,300 tonnes of vinyl flooring waste has been diverted from landfill through Recofloor and recycled back into new flooring or traffic management products such as cones and sign bases.