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The majority of our collections currently come from within the UK where transport to our factory is straightforward, using the same delivery vehicles as they return to site. In international markets there is a varying progress in recycling, especially where distances are large and logistics of any recycling operation more complex. National legislation and local attitudes also play a major part in the implementation of recycling.A long history in Scandinavia of recycling, assisted by legislation to ensure waste is segregated on site, means there is a higher volume of post installation waste. In Norway and Sweden, Polyflor have established schemes to collect and recover vinyl waste from site. This material may either be delivered to Polyflor on return transport for recycling or often more practically, the waste has been sent to other local vinyl flooring manufacturers for them to recycle into new flooring. In Germany the AgPR vinyl recycling facility has been in use for a number of years, offering an outlet for post installation vinyl waste for many manufacturers and contractors. This waste is then supplied to various vinyl flooring manufacturers in Europe, including Polyflor.Recently Polyflor Australia has set up a local collection scheme which is running very effectively. Similarly in Ireland, the facility to recover waste from larger projects has been put in place and with the Recofloor* scheme now up and running in Ireland, with various distributors on board and drop off sites available, logistically it is relatively simple for this waste to be delivered to Polyflor for recycling. Polyflor South Africa has made great progress with recycling commitments. One of many members of the Southern African Vinyl Association (SAVA), a commitment to increase responsibility and sustainability within the PVC industry as a whole is very positive, but similar to the VinylPlus scheme in Europe, one of the key challenges outlined within this product stewardship programme is the commitment to increase recycling. By 1st January 2013, SAVA aims to achieve the following:Recycle 99% of all waste produced by PVC resin manufacturers.Recycle 95% of all waste produced by primary converters in the PVC industry.Recycle 90% of all waste produced by secondary converters in the PVC industry.Increase recycling of post consumer PVC-P to 15,000 tonnes per annum.Increase recycling of post consumer PVC-U to 5,000 tonnes per annum.International SchemesEnvironmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 End of Life2223

. We are a founding and funding member of Recofloor, the industry's vinyl take-back scheme for recycling end of life post consumer vinyl flooring.. We recycle installation off-cuts, uplifted flooring and old stock roll-ends and samples.. We recover and recycle into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones.The flooring industry is not bound by law to recycle waste, but we are actively seeking to recover and recycle post consumer waste vinyl flooring to minimise our and the flooring industry's environmental impact and close the loop of our product's life cycles.Recofloor2425Yes P leasePost installation, clean vinyl off-cuts (smooth or safety vinyl)Old stock vinyl roll-ends & samples (smooth or safety vinyl)Smooth uplifted flooring - depending on condition and quality No T hanksCushion vinyl flooringNon vinyl flooring including linoleum, laminate, carpet, or flooring with jute / fabric backingGeneral waste including asbestos, rubble, wood, blades, nails, screws etc Liquids