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M50  Rubber/Plastics/Cork/Lino/Carpet tiling/sheeting

M50 Rubber/Plastics/Cork/ Lino/Carpet tiling/sheeting
About:


Design

Cradle to Cradle: 

Resource Efficiency:

Mat wells: 


Ensure:

Preparation & Conditioning


Consider:

Materials:

Underlayments

Finish

Accessories:

If you have to use PVC flooring:


Avoid:

Finishes


Minimise:


Substitute:

REACH REGULATIONS


Precautionary principle:


Resource Efficiency:

  • Recycle:
    • Off cuts
    • Use in recycled textile underlay
    • See Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK)
    • Interface Europe (US) and Milliken (US) offer recycling services for petrochemical based carpets
    • Acoustic isolation: recycled rubber chip sheet underlay to minimise impact noise transmission from above to below
  • Recover:
    • Nutrients from bio-based materials
    • Avoid combustion of plastics due to highly toxic pollution potential
  • Remanufacture
    • See Centre for Remanufacture and Reuse (CRR)
    • Interface will take any manufacturer’s products and refurbish, retexture, reprint and resell or give to charity

Waste Issues:

Waste Catagory:
  • Carpets: Textile
  • Textile ban from landfill is in place
  • making carpet waste expensive
  • Accessories: Adhesives: Hazardous
Waste statistics:
  • 30 m tonnes (33% of 90 m. tonnes/year) of waste is offcuts (not all floor finishes, carpet or underlay)
End of Life options: 
  • reclaim and reuse as much as possible
  • reclaim and remanufacture
  • reclaim and recycle

Health and safety issues:

Sheep’s wool carpet

PVC 


Maintenance issue:


Information sources:


Liability avoidance:

Consider use of the following in contract specifications:


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