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Pioneering vinyl floor recycling scheme launched

A pioneering recycling scheme for vinyl flooring has been launched in the UK by Recovinyl and Tarkett-Marley Floors.

The pilot programme aims to encourage the collection of used flexible PVC flooring.

For large contracts, participating installation companies will be supplied with cages to store the vinyl flooring offcuts. The material will then go to Tarketts Recovinyl-accredited PVC recycling plant in Clervaux, Luxembourg, where it will be reprocessed into calendered backing for either new vinyl flooring or contract-grade PVC-backed carpet.

If the scheme proves to be successful it will be expanded nationwide to all installers of Tarkett-Marley Floors products.

Tarkett-Marley Floors environment and quality manager Pete Thomas said: As we are already working with major retailers, construction companies and PFI initiatives, such as hospitals, we know there are significant quantities of material available for recycling.

Tarkett currently reprocesses in excess of 30,000 tonnes of post-industrial flooring waste a year throughout its Europe-wide group.

 

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