London, England, June 13, 2013 -- Nine new Recofloor distributors joining the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back program have added extra strategically-located drop-off sites to the national network, making a total of 74 drop-off sites across the country.
The newest recruits, all part of the Mercado Headlam Group, are Richards, Bristol; Richards, Southampton; Anderson Grant, Chelmsford; Alvin Morris, Liverpool; Mercado, Leeds and LGS, Gateshead.
Other recent members include MCD Scotland, Uddingston, plus Christal Flooring Supplies, and Bailey Carpets, Plymouth who both signed up following a recent promotional bus tour organised by Altro in the South West. These awareness-raising visits included technical demonstrations and explanations of how the scheme works.
Recofloor, founded by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, diverts waste vinyl flooring from landfill by recycling smooth offcuts, smooth uplifted vinyl and safety offcuts back into products, such as new flooring.
Jane Gardner, Recofloor’s Project Manager, described the increase in distributors as ‘a great breakthrough for the scheme’, saying: “This is an exciting development, because it demonstrates the fact that the supply chain is working together to divert vinyl flooring from landfill.
“We now have a network of distributor sites across the UK, which means that there is a drop-off facility in virtually every area of the UK where contractors can drop off smaller volumes of waste. Following our positive reception in the South West, we now have all distributors in that region on board, which is fantastic news.”