University of Brighton
A house of the future that was constructed live on TV programme Grand Designs, is to be rebuilt at the University of Brighton's Faculty of Arts.
New distributors that have recently joined the Recofloor vinyl flooring take-back scheme have created nine more drop-off points across the UK. The distributors are all part of the Mercado Headlam Group and cover Gateshead, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsmford, Southampton and Bristol. Recofloor was founded by Polyflor and Altro and now has 74 drop-off points for vinyl flooring that is to be diverted from landfill.
Axion Consulting is voicing concerns over proposed sampling sizes and techniques for the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) Code of Practice possibly leading to inaccurate data and unacceptable margins of error. The resource recovery company is arguing that a ’one size fits all’ approach won’t work as sample sizes should be determined not by weight but according to the number of individual items in each sample taken.
Interior fit-out company, SAS International is now fully compliant with current SKA criteria – offices v1.2. All of the manufacturer’s systems including its doors, suspended ceilings and System 8000 fully glazed partitioning system meet the latest sustainable requirements. Commercial office projects that are registered after 31May will be assessed and certified to this new SKA standard.
Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported that increasing requests from consumers for retailers to offer responsible means of end-of-life carpet disposal have led to a growth in interest in carpet recycling. The 2013 National Flooring Show highlighted the growing interest from retailers in offering recycling and take-back schemes. Results from a CRUK pilot off-cuts recovery trial are due to be released at its Annual conference on 19 June.