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Reducing carpet tiles in landfill sites!

The waste hierarchy is a simple and well trodden principle for effective waste management with elimination at source the most preferred option, followed by minimisation, reuse, recycling, incineration and lastly disposal to landfill.

580,000 tonnes of flooring waste is thought to be disposed of every year in the UK

Carpet tiles are renowned for their bulk, weight and virtual indestructibility when it comes to disposal. The only way to-date to get rid of them is to put them in a skip and condemn them to landfill.

Every year, millions of carpet tiles are removed from offices and public spaces across Europe.

Based on estimates from manufacturers and installers, a massive 580,000 tonnes of flooring waste is thought to be disposed of every year in the UK alone. Less than 1% is thought to be recycled. A little goes into incineration but the vast majority, perhaps well over 90%, goes into landfill.

Clearly, there is a lot to be done to redress this situation.

To find out more, please give us a quick call on 0115 940 4454 and ask for Julie.

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