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The Floor Show and Tarkett partner in flooring recycling program

December 1, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Dan Schille, VP, The Floor Show (Left) and Thomas Fulcher, regional business manager, Tarkett (2nd from right) with representatives from Tarkett’s Western Canadian distributer, Erv Parent. Photo: CNW Group/Qualico.

WINNIPEG — The Floor Show, a business unit of Qualico, is partnering with Paris-based, Tarkett in flooring recycling program called ReStart.

“One of our motivations for action at Qualico is building sustainably. When it comes to building sustainably, we are always looking for new, progressive ways to achieve that goal,” said David Eggerman, regional vice-president, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Qualico. “Part of building in a sustainable way also encompasses what we do with the excess material after, and if we can reduce the amount that goes back into landfills then that will only help Qualico build better cities.”

Through the ReStart program, excess flooring that is not used at the end of a build is returned to Tarkett’s facilities and turned into raw material to produce new flooring. The program prevents cut-offs from ending up in the landfill or incinerator. Many commercial flooring products are eligible for the ReStart program. The Floor Show carries a variety of Tarkett products.

“One of our long-term goals is to triple the share of recycled raw materials used from 10 per cent to 30 per cent by 2030 and we think our partnership with The Floor Show will help us in achieving that goal,” said Rachel Palopoli, director circular economy, Tarkett.

Previously, The Floor Show participated in a project at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre in Manitoba that recycled 6,978 pounds of Tarkett product offcuts from the install process that were candidates for the program.

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