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.
Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 Production1213Polyflor has been recycling vinyl since the 1950s, when we pioneered the manufacture of homogeneous flooring. It has always been considered a perfectly natural part of the manufacturing process.RecyclingThere can be few materials better suited to recycling than vinyl flooring. Vinyl is 100% recyclable and can in fact be recycled many times over without losing any of its performance properties, furthermore recycled vinyl requires 85% less energy to manufacture than virgin PVC.Post Production WastePost production waste vinyl is generated on site from scrap material produced during and after production, this comprises vinyl chippings, clean trims and off-cuts as well as recovered dust. We also recycle glass which is post consumer waste, combined with the aggregates, into many of our Polysafe products.In the FutureWith recycling being at the heart of Polyflor's operations, we will continue to invest significantly in the development of a much greater recycling capacity and capability, and fully utilise all options available in the recycling of post consumer waste back into new product.The figure of 25% average recycled material is made up of both production waste and post consumer waste. We believe that quoting an average percentage is far more helpful to our customers than using the highest figure we achieved on one particular range or production run.