Recofloor scoops Letsrecycle.com award
Recofloor has been recognised for its extensive waste vinyl flooring recycling work with a award in the Letsrecycle.com Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2016.
The unique take back and recycling initiative, founded in 2009 by Altro and Polyflor, impressed the judges for tackling a difficult waste stream with the producers’ involvement to win the Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector category.
Recofloor offers cost-effective collections of uplifted vinyl flooring and installation off-cuts to contractors and fitters across the UK and Republic of Ireland with significant waste disposal cost savings. Waste vinyl is diverted from landfill and recycled back into new products, including flooring – around 2,900 tonnes to date.
Carla Eslava, Recofloor project officer (pictured second on the left) was presented with the trophy by Liz Carroll, an Area Business Manager from Egbert Taylor Group and one of the sponsors, at the presentation ceremony in London.
‘We are absolutely delighted to win this award, which recognises our tremendous achievements in diverting ever-increasing quantities of flooring waste from landfill and putting this material to good new uses. Recofloor’s success has been very much a team effort with support from Polyflor and Altro, and of course, involving the entire flooring sector supply chain,’ she says.