Recofloor has been recognised for its extensive waste vinyl flooring recycling work with a prestigious award in the Letsrecycle.com Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management 2016.
The unique Take Back and Recycling initiative, founded in 2009 by UK flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, impressed the judges for tackling a difficult waste stream with the producers’ involvement to win the Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector category.
On behalf of the judging panel Letsrecycle.com Editor, Steve Eminton said: “The judges were impressed that two companies within the industry had worked together to develop a collection network using reverse logistics. We hope that the scheme will thrive in the future.”
Recofloor engages with all levels of the flooring supply chain, offering cost-effective collections of uplifted vinyl flooring and installation off-cuts to contractors and fitters across the UK and Ireland with significant waste disposal cost savings.
Waste vinyl is diverted from landfill and recycled back into new products, including flooring – around 2,900 tonnes to date.
Recofloor Project Officer Carla Eslava was presented with the trophy by Liz Carroll, an Area Business Manager from Egbert Taylor Group and one of the sponsors, at the May presentation ceremony in London.
Carla commented: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award, which recognises our tremendous achievements in diverting ever-increasing quantities of flooring waste from landfill and putting this material to good new uses.
She added: “Recofloor’s success has been very much a team effort with support from Polyflor and Altro, and of course, involving the entire flooring sector supply chain.”