Potential record breaking year for vinyl recycling scheme
This year could well herald a record breaking year for Recofloor, the vinyl recycling scheme which was founded in 2009.
The scheme was formed by the manufacturers Altro and Polyflor in order to make a commitment to sustainable flooring, which will benefit the vinyl industry.
Coinciding with the scheme’s potentially record breaking year Recofloor has now become a limited company, Recofloor Limited.
Data up until June 2011 has shown that the company has actually recycled almost 190 tonnes of waste vinyl already, which actually matches the full amount recycled last year.
This means that as the awareness of the company continues to grow more and more people are giving their waste vinyl over to the scheme so it can be recycled.
By recycling the old vinyl it is making vinyl that much closer to being an environmentally friendly floor.
Recofloor Project Manager, Jane Gardner, said: “Industry awareness that vinyl flooring can be recycled has also helped to increase collections of high quality material.”
Along with the other current achievements, June has also heralded the 500th tonne to be collected and recycled by the company.
New members are continually joining the scheme, which is what has helped the company achieve a record breaking six months, which will hopefully lead to a record breaking year.