Tarkett Hosts Third Circularity Summit at Serenbe

Solon, OH, April 26, 2024-This month, Tarkett hosted its third annual Circularity Summit, bringing together thought leaders from 14 distinct organizations serving the built environment to collaboratively tackle the challenges of achieving a circular economy. The group spent two days at the Inn at Serenbe, situated among Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills, discussing topics such as deconstructing deconstruction, landfill diversion, reducing carbon impacts, and integrating sustainable practices throughout all aspects of business strategy.

Each attendee brought a sense of purpose and inspiration to the summit. In addition to discussing, for example, how construction and deconstruction workflows can have meaningful impact on organizational carbon reduction, the group came to a consensus that it must become standard business practice to consider a product’s material ingredients, life cycle, and end of life plan in manufacturing, specification, installation, and flooring removal.

Tarkett’s Circularity Summit is just one of many initiatives the company leads in an effort to reach its SBTi 2030 target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% across Scopes 1, 2, and 3. ReStart, its take-back and recycling program, is another important part of Tarkett’s holistic approach to a circular economy. In 2023, Tarkett North America recycled over 1.5 million pounds of flooring waste through ReStart and innovated a way to recycle the non-PVC backing of post-consumer ethos® carpet tile into new ethos backing.

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