Specifier Review

Tarkett ReUse programme used at NHS developments

The Tarkett flooring waste for two hospital developments has been saved from landfill, thanks to the company’s ReUse programme.


The scheme, designed to ensure excess waste is diverted from landfill, has recently been used at Peterborough Hospital and South Glasgow Hospital; two significant NHS development programmes.

With increasing numbers of public sector building projects requiring contractors to show a level of environmental awareness, Tarkett aims to make it as easy as possible for firms to recycle its product.

AC Flooring supplied and installed the flooring for both the Peterborough Hospital, South Glasgow and as well as Mater Hospital in Dublin.

The flooring selected for use was Safetred Spectrum 2m for general wet areas, Vylon Plus homogeneous 2m sheet as a wall covering in en-suite bathrooms, Accent Excellence 80 Wood 2m vinyl sheet for waiting areas and Tapiflex Excellence 65 2m vinyl sheet for some of the children’s areas.

Tim Hill, Sales Director for AC Flooring, said: “Our team has worked with Tarkett many times in the past so we know that the service will be excellent and of course the products themselves are easy to work with.

“Tarkett’s ReUse programme makes recycling easy. Our on-site project manager ensures that all material off-cuts, trimmings and roll ends are collected and put into the bags supplied to us by Tarkett. When full, Tarkett come to collect the bags.

“This aspect of the service is important to us, especially when dealing with a client like the NHS who obviously has sustainability issues high on their agenda.”

Reusable waste includes homogeneous and heterogeneous vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles, PVC sports floors, welding rods and roll. Tarkett can even supply a certificate confirming the amount of waste that was recycled.

John Devine, UK Sales Director for Tarkett said: “We’re pleased that Tarkett flooring was selected to be used on the two projects and the ReUse programme had such an impact.

“The concept of recycling is now intrinsic to our way of life and Tarkett’s commitment to continuingly improve processes and reduce negative impact on nature has never been stronger.

“ReUse is our terminology for recycling, where post installation vinyl waste is reformulated for manufacturing.  ReUse means just that, without any ambiguity regarding what actually happens to recyclates.”

For more information or to join the Tarkett ReUse programme call Tarkett Customer Services Department on 01622 854040 or email uksales@tarkett.com.