Polyflor strive to be an environmentally and economically sustainable business, recycling and reducing waste and being as carbon neutral as possible. Their new product development continues to focus on reducing environmental impact by providing a high level of durability, reliability, ease of maintenance and safe disposal. It is important to note, that by using Environmentally Preferable Flooring from Polyflor, customers can be assured that there is zero compromise in the choice and function of the product.
Most of Polyflor’s product ranges are 100% recyclable with many of the floor coverings contain up to 40% recycled content. The ranges are recycled through the Recofloor Vinyl Take-Back Scheme to which the vinyl can be recycled many times over without losing its performance and functionality.
Polyflor was one of the first flooring manufacturers to achieve a BRE A+ certification. The BRE Rating takes account of the performance of the specification for each of the environmental impacts and the fact that some impacts are assigned more importance than others. Those with A+ ratings (such as Polyflor) have the lowest overall environmental impact.
Polyflor is also a cofounding and funding member of Recofloor, the industry’s leading vinyl take-back scheme for recycling end of life post-consumer vinyl flooring. Through Recofloor, Polyflor can recycle smooth and safety installation off-cuts, smooth uplifted flooring and old stock roll-end and samples which would normally end up in landfill. This material is recovered and recycled into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones.
Polyflor Australia and New Zealand have recycled 112 tonnes and globally 2,660 tonnes of vinyl flooring to date. This volume equals nearly 886,333m² or 22,158 x 20m rolls. That is enough vinyl flooring waste to cover 122 football fields. This is a saving of over 2,000 tonnes of CO2 which equates to driving 48 times round the equator or taking 100 cars off the road for a year.