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Recofloor Extends Reach

RECOFLOOR celebrated its 5th anniversary at distributor-hosted ‘parties’ across the UK, where it attracted several new members around the country.
Since it was set up in 2009 by Altro and Polyflor, this take back initiative has diverted well over 1,900 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring from landfill.
‘The anniversary events were a big success,’ says Carla Eslava, Recofloor’s project officer. ‘Some took polythene bags to start recycling their waste vinyl flooring immediately. They understood how it can save significantly on disposal costs.’
Over 42 tonnes of waste vinyl were collected in September alone thanks to raised awareness of the scheme at the ‘birthday’ events.
Ron Burkett, md of Ashmount Flooring Supplies in Tottenham, which held an event on September 12, said:
‘There was lots of interest in the scheme, it is clear the recycling message is getting through. We promote Recofloor as much as we can as there’s scope to get even more contractors using the scheme.’
At Beach Bros in Exeter, wholesale manager Clive Woollacott said: ‘We had a good turnout and people were very receptive to learning more about the scheme.’
Meanwhile at 3D Flooring in Cardiff there was a stream of visitors throughout the day.
Recofloor bins have already been installed at Carpet & Flooring’s new Gateshead branch where bags were given out to all trade counter customers on September 30.
The branch manager Steve Hall said: ‘We are fully committed to Recofloor and everything it stands for. That’s why we’re wholeheartedly pushing this initiative in the North East.’
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this article has been reproduced from the Contract Flooring Journal. You can find them at www.contractflooringjournal.co.uk.