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Altro are co-founder members of Recofloor, the industry's vinyl take-back scheme that collects safety and smooth vinyl offcuts and uplifted smooth vinyl, diverting them from landfill.
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.
Recofloor has collected and recycled more than 6,000 tonnes of vinyl flooring over the last 12 years. That’s saving 7,041 tonnes of CO2 or taking 1,838 cars off the road. The amount of waste vinyl collected could cover 276 football pitches.
At Altro we are committed to engaging with and supporting our global, local communities in lots of different ways to make a positive difference and improve dialogue and neighbourly relationships.
Established in 2016, the Altro Foundation is dedicated to transforming healthcare spaces to help the more vulnerable communities around the world. A percentage of our profits are invested into the Foundation every year to help transform healthcare spaces across the world and improve the wellbeing of the people who use them.