Firm floors ri­vals at re­cy­cling awards event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

A WHIT­TLE­SEY-BASED floor­ing contractor has won the Re­cofloor Contractor of the Year 2012 award for its ef­forts of re­cy­cling floor­ing.

Alan Parker Floor­ing Ltd beat other busi­nesses from across the coun­try by re­duc­ing the amount of waste vinyl floor­ing which goes to land­fill. In 2011, it re­cy­cled 7.5 tonnes.

In ad­di­tion, the com­pany also beat larger firms to the Most Im­prove­men­tyear on Year award, and it is also a Gold Award firm, which is the high­est stan­dard on the Re­cofloor vinyl floor­ing take-back scheme.

Alan Parker Floor­ing re­cy­cles all its card­board, me­tal waste, pa­per and as much of the floor­ing waste as pos­si­ble.

Since be­com­ing in­volved with Re­cofloor when it started in 2009, the com­pany has no­ticed a sig­nif­i­cant de­crease in its waste sent to land­fill.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Alan Parker said: “We take waste very se­ri­ously, and re­cy­cle as much as we can.

“I am keen to see other sim­i­lar schemes for other floor­ing prod­ucts be­ing in­tro­duced soon. The Re­cofloor scheme has been easy to use and I hope to see other firms get in­volved.”

Ac­coun­tant Re­becca Pridham, who ac­cepted the award from Richard Catt, CEO of the Con­tract Floor­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, on be­half of the com­pany, said: “It is won­der­ful to see that a small fam­ily busi­ness can achieve high en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards.”

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