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Recofloor looks for recycling boost


Vinyl recycling group Recofloor is looking to increase recycling this year by more than a third.

Since it was set up in 2009 by Altro and Polyflor, the scheme has collected 1,259 tonnes of smooth offcuts, smooth uplifted vinyl and safety offcuts for recycling back into products, such as new flooring - an equivalent In 2012 some 449 tonnes of vinyl was diverted from landfill, and it wants to increase this to 600 tonnes this year.

saving of 1,007,200 kg – or 1,007 tonnes - of CO2.

Jane Gardner, Recofloor’s project manager says the rate of collection as a 'creditable achievement' given the economy. She highlighted success in diversification into new areas, such as the education sector with on-going refurbishment of schools and colleges, for helping to grow recycling volumes.

'This is an excellent, practical and popular solution to collecting smaller volumes of flooring that might otherwise be disposed of to landfill, while also saving on transport costs,' says Gardner.Collections from distributors have risen 12.5% year-on-year, showing Recofloor’s approach to bulking up small volumes of waste over larger geographical areas really works.