Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back scheme, will be recognising its vinyl flooring recycling champions at its annual awards event at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on March 13th.
The event will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter Gary Newbon.
Key speakers from the flooring industry will address delegates on how the scheme, founded by leading flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, works with the supply chain to divert vinyl flooring waste from landfill.
Material collected by Recofloor is recycled back into products, including new flooring, which benefits the environment and significantly reduces collectors’ waste disposal costs.
Recofloor’s strongly-contested awards recognise the commitment and achievements of Recofloor collectors throughout the UK. In addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, there are categories that reward those who have made significant contributions in 2012, including Contractor, Distributor and Construction Company of the Year, Greatest Improver, Best Newcomer and Recofloor Champion.
"As well as celebrating our achievements, it will be an excellent opportunity to share expert knowledge, learn more about how Recofloor can work for your business and meet fellow industry professionals," explains Jane Gardner of Recofloor.
Recofloor, which became a Limited Company in 2011, has grown to 450-plus members across the supply chain, from flooring contractors to distributors and even ‘one man bands’ who can use one of Recofloor’s 65 drop-off sites to recycle waste vinyl.
Jane hopes the event will boost membership even further, saying: "Increased awareness of the scheme’s benefits continues to attract new flooring contractors and further drop-off sites."
Jane adds: "Recofloor continues to grow year on year, offering flexibility throughout the supply chain with a cost-effective and efficient collection system that has already diverted more than 1,200 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring from landfill since its inception in 2009."