1011Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 ProductionEven with an increase in production throughout 2011 there has been continual progress on site in reducing both wet and dry waste. Waste ManagementAs a business with electrical and electronic equipment to dispose of, we are fully compliant with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and therefore recycle such waste accordingly. Improvements on recycling initiatives meant that dry waste fell from 7.5% of production volume in 2002 to 1.7% in 2011, equating to a significant reduction in dry waste of 77% in nine years. Wet waste in 2011 was 60 tonnes, an impressive 91% reduction when compared to 2000's figures.With the exception of paper tonnages, our 'waste recycled' figures for 2011 fell compared with 2010's figures. However, this is understandable given the importance we place on reducing potential waste in the first place. As production increases, investment is continually made to improve storage and handling facilities for subsequent waste on site. Limiting the potential for waste at the outset will continue to be a priority with reusing or recycling being the final legacy as part of our commitment for 'zero production waste to landfill' by the end of 2012.Tonnes of woodTonnes of cardboardTonnes of liquid waste*Tonnes of paperTonnes of plastic rollwrap391131123.820*Plasticiser condensate from factory ovens
1213Vinyl flooring is most suitable for recycling and is 100% recyclable.Average 25% recycled material content.10,314 tonnes of production waste and 547 tonnes of post consumer waste recycled in 2011.175.8 tonnes of dry waste (excluding vinyl waste) was recycled in 2011.112 tonnes of wet waste was recycled in 2011.