As the world’s population grows, the pressure on natural resources and the environment is set to increase. We are Closing the Loop. We help you to manage your flooring waste while contributing to safeguard the world’s natural resources and protecting the environment.
We turn flooring waste and secondary materials into high-quality new products.
We have transformed our business to accelerate our journey to a more regenerative, ecologically conscious economy – the circular economy – by eliminating waste throughout our products’ life cycle
We transform waste into high-quality resources.
In 2017, we used 160,000 tonnes recycled materials as raw materials which represent 12% of our raw materials purchased.
As an example, our HE Tapiflex ranges contain from 21% to 30% of recycled content.
We partner with other industries:
- With Aquafil to recycle discarded fishing nets in our carpets
- With local water companies in the Netherlands to recover chalk residues from the water treatment process into our carpet backing
- With the car industry in Italy to source PVB from end-of-life car windscreens for modular resilient tiles
By 2020, we aim to send zero industrial waste to landfill. In 2017, we reduced production of non recycled industrial waste by -31% vs 2015
We also aim to double the volume of collected post-installation or post-consumer flooring products, compared to 2010.
OUR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH: DOING GOOD. TOGETHER.
Tarkett's Sustainable approach, Doing Good. Together, is based on three pillars aligned with the Cradle to Cradle® principles: Designing for Life, Closing the loop and Driving Collaboration.
DESIGNING FOR LIFE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Read about how we commit to designing products that contribute to creating healthier spaces.
DRIVING COLLABORATION WITH SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
Read about how we work together with our customers, employees and partners to meet the world's great sustainability challenges.
WHAT IS THE RESTART® PROGRAMME?
Read more about our ReStart® flooring take-back Programme to recycle and reuse it as a new resource.
HOW CAN I JOIN THE RESTART® TAKE-BACK PROGRAMME?
Read about how to join our flooring Take-back programme with a few simple steps.