Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes
RECOFLOOR has named the three winners of its annual Summer Promotion, which was held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme.
The draw was streamed live on Facebook at the beginning of September.
Congratulations to MacGregor Flooring Company, Hamilton; Branagan Flooring Services, Manchester and S&D Flooring, Hull which each won a £100 Red Letter Days Gift Card to spend on an ‘unforgettable experience’ of their choosing.
Every flooring company raising a Recofloor collection throughout August and returning a minimum of either two full bulk bags or a full blue bin qualified for the prize draw. Throughout the month, a total of more than 38 tonnes were sent for recycling – a 31% increase on July’s 26 tonnes.
Hamish MacGregor, managing director of MacGregor Flooring Company, said: ‘It’s nice to win something for a change! I’ve always felt recycling is the way to go and as Recofloor members, we always try to recycle vinyl flooring where we can. We’ve recently extended our car park to make space for recycling other materials, such as cardboard.’
Kate Branagan, managing director of Branagan Flooring Services said the prize had been given to their warehouse manager John Scott, who deals with the Recofloor collections, adding: ‘I feel he deserves it. The larger volume of collections throughout the summer months is mainly due to the large amount of school and university work we do.’
Steve Dixon, managing director of S&D Flooring said the prize is a ‘great bonus’ for the company at the end of a busy summer.
He added: ‘Working with Recofloor and recycling our waste vinyl flooring over the last couple of years has been great for improving our sustainability performance. We look forward to giving this prize to a hardworking employee at the organisation.’
Launched eight years ago by flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro, more than 3,400 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring has now been recycled through Recofloor. This is equivalent to well over 1m sq m of flooring and enough to cover 138 football pitches.
Recofloor’s project officer Joe Gardner added: ‘Once again our August promotion proved very popular with Recofloor members who contributed to a 31% increase in the volume of waste vinyl flooring sent for recycling that month.
‘Flooring companies can save up to 75% in disposal costs and reduce their environmental impact by recycling post-installation smooth and safety vinyl flooring offcuts and uplifted smooth vinyl flooring through Recofloor.
‘This makes us confident that everyone who took part in the promotion will have seen a benefit, not only the prize winners! Thank you to everyone who participated.’
Recofloor has 700-plus collectors and more than 60 drop-off sites across the UK and Ireland. Signing up is easy and further information about Recofloor is available from its website.