Bramhall - Recofloor, the UK’s first vinyl flooring waste take-back scheme, has signed up to the voluntary agreement construction commitments "Halving Waste to Landfill" created by Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to reduce construction waste sent to landfill by half by 2012.
Welcoming the move, Recofloor Project Manager Jane Gardner says: “As an established scheme that has gained wide recognition throughout the industry, Recofloor is uniquely positioned to fulfill its commitment as a sector body to working towards the common goal to halve construction waste to landfill by 2012. “The Recofloor collection service for vinyl flooring offcuts and uplifted vinyl flooring helps companies throughout the supply chain to fulfill their obligations to reducing the amount of waste to landfill.”
Recofloor, which is administered by recycling specialist Axion Consulting, has 220 members involving the whole supply chain from flooring contractors, construction companies and waste transfer stations to retail, educational and PFI sites. With over 30 drop-off sites UK-wide, including seven flooring distributors, Recofloor also helps firms to comply with Site Waste Management Plans.
All signatories receive a Certificate of Commitment boosting their environmental credentials and can use the "Halving Waste to Landfill" logo on their corporate literature, which is helpful for gaining new business as Recofloor is often specified as an outlet for waste vinyl flooring in tenders. The Reporting Portal on the WRAP website allows companies to report their waste as part of their corporate responsibility. Quelle: Recofloor / Axion Consulting