Incorporating recycled content in construction materials delivers a direct carbon reduction. In response, flooring innovators are developing processes to upcycle by-products from other industries.
“By applying the principles of the circular economy to the way we design buildings, we could reduce global CO2 emissions from building materials by 38% in 2050.”
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The flooring industry focuses primarily on theoretical end-of-life recyclability potential. The environmental benefits of this cannot be measured.
In contrast, introducing recycled content in the manufacturing process is measurable and reduces product carbon footprints in a tangible way.
Recycled Flooring Options
Content is sourced from post-consumer recycling programmes or as by-products of 3rd party industrial processes. This forms the basis for a unique portfolio of sustainable flooring materials for commercial projects.