Recycling

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    Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    The annual Recofloor promotion will take place in September this year, offering flooring contractors who recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme another opportunity to win an ‘unforgettable experience’ with a Red Letter Days gift card. Every flooring company raising a Recofloor collection throughout September will be entered into a draw with a chance to win one of three £100 Red Letter Days gift cards. The prizes will be offered to the…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    New collection from ege carpets: ReForm Terra

    ReForm Terra adds a new and organic design to the ReForm family that counts the Artworks, Foss, Legend, Matrix and Memory collections as well. Inspired by diverse landscapes from around the world Looking from far above, earth [in Latin: terra] is a spectacular view. Wild forests transform to a palette of greens blending into a softly shaped motif. The roaring oceans meet in dramatic and extremely powerful bluish points of intersection topped with light foam.…

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    Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    Top Left to Right – Nigel Maude, Birch Distribution; Wayne Conlan, Ryjock Flooring; Andy Nichols, HFD/MCD Wales/3D Flooring Supplies/FAL; Anthony Purnell, Fantasy Flooring. Bottom Left to Right – Niall Kinsella, MCD Kidderminster; Steve Gregory, Altro – Picking up the award for SW Flooring; David Reilly, Polyflor – Picking up the award for JDF Flooring; Kevin Keegan; Tim Hodgkiss, Carpet & Flooring, Manchester – Picking up the award for MSD Flooring; Anthony Francis, Mayfield Floors. “We’re ahead…

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  • Recycling
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    Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Celebrating 10 years of resource recovery

    ‘Celebrating 10 years of Resource Recovery’ is the theme for Carpet Recycling UK’s 2018 Annual Conference and Awards Event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday July 5th. The industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet will be marking a decade of achievements and significant contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who have all helped to drive greater sustainability in the flooring sector since 2008. The one-day conference, sponsored…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor reaches new recycling waste vinyl flooring collection record

    2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill. Distributors and contractors signed up to Altro and Polyflor’s national vinyl flooring recycling initiative contributed an impressive 397 tonnes (71%) to last year’s total. The majority of material collected was smooth and safety vinyl offcuts (533…

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  • Carpet and Rug News

    Burmatex ® introduce alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles

    New experiences unfurl before our eyes; we absorb facts and figures on geography, geology, landscape and lifestyle. As designers, our interests lie with colour and texture, contrast and pattern, and the relationships between these subjects. Named after the most northern US state and popular travel destination, alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles echo the textures found in the make-up of the land; the ice, water, layers of rock. The textural finish of the product also works beautifully…

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    Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

    Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK. This represents a diversion rate of 42% – up from 35% and an increase in 26,000 tonnes compared to 2016, according to the industry body’s latest figures. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each year in the UK. Energy recovery accounted for 124,000 tonnes with the…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Sustainability starts with the suppliers, long before the construction phase – Marldon UK

    In an age where green builds and sustainability are increasingly important, there’s a lot of responsibility lying with architects, specifiers and construction professionals. However, it can be argued that sustainability starts much sooner in the supply chain. As the old saying goes, “a workman is only as good as his tools”, a saying that is especially true in modern times as specifiers, architects and construction firms strive to achieve ever increasingly sustainable buildings. Prestigious accreditations,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    CRUK: retailers rise to the challenge of recycling carpets

    Flooring suppliers of all sizes are rising to the challenge of recycling carpets and asking for advice on how they can offer a recycling service, while bringing down their disposal costs, reports Carpet Recycling UK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Throughout the three-day 2017 Harrogate Flooring Show, the CRUK team handled numerous enquiries from companies across the carpet supply chain seeking alternative sustainable disposal options for both uplifted carpet and post-installation offcuts.…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes

    Recofloor has named the three winners of its annual Summer Promotion, which was held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme. The draw was streamed live on Facebook at the beginning of September. Congratulations to MacGregor Flooring Company Ltd, Hamilton; Branagan Flooring Services, Manchester and S&D Flooring Ltd, Hull who each won a £100 Red Letter Days Gift Card to spend on an ‘unforgettable…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Carpet Recycling UK celebrates its 2017 award winners

    Photo caption l to r: Mike Dobson, Headlam; Anthony Purnell, Fantasy Flooring; Mark Gilbert, Emerald Trading Waste Solutions Ltd; Graham Kempton, Designer Contracts;  Samantha Archer, M25 Made by U; Andrew Bird; Ellen Petts, Greenstream Flooring CIC; Kate Burnett, Milliken; Stewart Cullingford, Cullingford Carpets; David Filbee, Emerald Trading Waste Solutions Ltd; David Teague, James Robinson Fibres; Ashley Haigh, Carpet Tile Recycling Carpet Recycling UK held its fourth annual awards ceremony in June to mark the achievements…

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    Entries now open for Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    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…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor names 2016 vinyl flooring recycling award winners

    Group winners, l to r: Back row – Anthony Francis, Mayfield Floors; Hamish Macgregor, MacGregor Flooring Company; Jeff Abbott, Top Floors (East Anglia); Nigel Maude, Birch Distribution, Hull; Tom Neville, MCD Kidderminster; Andrew McAllister, Carpet & Flooring, Manchester; Steve Dixon, S&D Flooring Specialists; Mark Power, S&D Flooring Specialists; Rhodri Dixon, 3D Flooring Supplies; Andy Nichols, 3D Flooring Supplies; Michael Mees, Mezmirizin Flooring Front row – Ian Davis, Carpet ‘N’ Carpets; Dean Williams, Fantasy Flooring; Ian…

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  • Breaking Flooring News
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    GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON BANNING CARPET TO LANDFILL

    The Coalition has promised to consult on banning carpets to landfill during the course of this parliament says Simon Macaulay, Chairman of the Flooring Sustainability Partnership (FSP). Simon Macaulay, from Anglo Recycling, has recently taken over as Chairman of the FSP. The FSP was set up in 2009 by the Construction Products Association (CPA) at the behest of government who wanted an umbrella organisation for the flooring industry to talk to on the important environmental issues facing policy makers. Simon believes the big issue that…

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