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Eliminating waste

Altro are co-founder members of Recofloor the industry's vinyl take back scheme which collects safety and smooth vinyl off cuts and uplifted smooth vinyl, and diverts them from landfill.

  • Recofloor celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2019
  • Recofloor has collected and recycled more than 4,600 tonnes of vinyl flooring over the last 10 years. That’s enough to cover 200 football pitches!
  • The waste vinyl flooring can come from flooring contractors, distributors and large construction sites including retail refurbishments using reverse logistics
  • Recofloor recycle these off cuts back into new flooring products, and uplifted vinyl goes into production of traffic calming products like road cones and road sign bases
  • Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill
  • The amount of vinyl collected in 2018 would be enough to cover over 3,167 classrooms
  • The CO2 savings from the 570 tonnes of vinyl recycled in 2018 is equivalent to driving a car around the Earth’s equator 109 times
  • 2018 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 570 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products