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. 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

Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 End of Life2425In The BeginningThe challenge with recycling post consumer waste has been the logistics of retrieving the material, rather than actually recycling it. To try and tackle this issue and actively encourage more waste vinyl flooring to be recycled a working group was formed in 2007 with all vinyl flooring manufacturers on board and managed and coordinated by waste management company, Axion Consulting. Funding for this reclaim and recycle initiative came from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). Once the trial period and government funding had ceased, members had to decide upon the scheme's fate. Polyflor continued to run the scheme with another UK manufacturer and in 2009 Recofloor was formed. As a founding and funding member of Recofloor, Polyflor has helped develop the scheme into the success that it is today - supporting financially, driving the scheme through sales and marketing and logistically supporting with collections, sorting and ultimately recycling.Recofloor's ProgressSince 2009 Recofloor has achieved a great deal and is now the industry leading facilitator for efficiently reclaiming. 2010 was a real turning point for the scheme, which saw Recofloor winning the CIWM (Chartered Institute of Wastes Management) Award for Environmental Excellence in the category of SME Innovative Practice. Recofloor also signed up to the voluntary commitment 'Halving Waste to Landfill', which aims to half construction waste sent to landfill by 2012. Another great initiative was Recofloor's 'Cost Calculator', which allows contractors to calculate how much it would cost to send their waste to landfill, so they can see the savings they will generate by using Recofloor instead.Increasing the reclaimed volume of quality vinyl waste for recycling is continuously improving (a key challenge has been to educate members about the importance of the material they send back through the Recofloor scheme, avoiding contamination - not always easy on a busy building site). Volumes are up year on year, with 700 tonnes being collected since the scheme started (figure correct as at January 2011), saving 0.56 million kilos of CO2. This equates to driving the average family petrol car 1.6 million miles (nearly 67 times round the equator) or taking 138 cars off the road for a year.Many thanks go to our customers who have keenly taken advantage of this unique scheme, but getting distributors on board has certainly contributed to Recofloor's success. By acting as drop-off sites for their customers, distributors have increased the accessibility of Recofloor, making it even easier for contractors to dispose of their waste vinyl flooring and for Recofloor to collect and recycle it. Minimising needless drop-off and pick-up journeys also reduces CO2.Why Take Part?. Recofloor comes at an important time given the Government's recent legislation of site waste management plans. Customers are keen to see their flooring recycled at the end of its life . Certificates of commitment are awarded to impress and gain new contracts with their green credentials. Recofloor Awards - Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are issued to members who have significantly recycled. Recofloor specified as an outlet for vinyl waste in tenders. Could help achieve extra waste credits for BREEAM & CSH. Using our drop-off sites is free of charge for collections and timed collections there are nominal fees, but this could still save our members around 60% by recycling through Recofloor, rather than landfillingAchievements for 2011. 360+ tonnes of waste vinyl flooring were collected and recycled - that's enough to cover 17 football pitches. This is a 92% increase compared to 2010. Recofloor Limited was formed. Successful marketing campaigns continued, helping build momentum and recruit more members, both contractors and distributors. Launched Recofloor website. 'Bacon Butty' events held at various distributors to engage customers