Recofloor announces its 2023 vinyl recycling awards

  • 24 Nov 2022

Vinyl take-back scheme Recofloor has announced the launch of its 2023 vinyl recycling awards. Showcasing members’ recycling achievements, the awards celebrate and share sustainability successes across the industry. 

For 2023, there are five open categories

– Contractor of the Year
– Distributor of the Year
– Drop-Off Site User of the Year
– Project of the Year
– Recofloor Champion

These categories will be judged by the Recofloor team and representatives from scheme founders Altro and Polyflor. Companies can either enter themselves directly or nominate a member who deserves recognition.

Carla Eslava, Recofloor Manager, comments: “We’re looking for businesses who can demonstrate commitment to the scheme and show they are making a difference.

“Large or small, every member is welcome to enter. Previous winners range from local drop-off site users to regional distributors and national contractors – it’s always inspiring to find out how people are implementing the scheme and improving their sustainability practices.”


Returning award

In addition to the open categories, Recofloor has brought back the Greatest Improver Award after a two-year break. In this category, companies are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on growth in their tonnages collected from 2021 to 2022. 

Gold, Silver, or Bronze award certificates will also be given to all participating companies for their recycling efforts and their tonnages collected. 

Previous winners have seen significant benefits from publicity in industry media. While there is not a face-to-face awards ceremony planned for the 2023 awards, trophies, certificates and a number of special prizes for the winning companies will be awarded to winners of the main categories (details to be confirmed).

Carla continues: “As zero waste targets spread through supply chains, winning a Recofloor award is a great way for flooring firms to boost their profile and highlight sustainability credentials to prospective customers. It’s also a powerful motivator, giving a boost to hard-working teams.”

2021 Distributor of the Year category winner James Smith, Managing Director at Nutland Carpet Accessories Ltd, is enthusiastic about winning a Recofloor award.

He comments: “We were absolutely thrilled to win Recofloor’s Distributor of the Year Award. It has been great to see how committed our customers have been to Recofloor. We couldn’t do it without them and, of course, the support of Altro and Polyflor.”

Another enthusiast is Neil Stanway, Managing Director, at Kilworth Flooring & Furnishing Co. Ltd, winner of the 2021 Contractor of the Year Award.

He says: “It was motivation for us. It’s really satisfying to see our recycling efforts being recognised so quickly and we were delighted to win this award.”

Entry process

The entry process for the awards is straightforward, requiring entrants to simply answer a short set of questions specific to the relevant category.

Entries will be open from Monday 19th December 2022, closing on Friday 17th February 2023. To enter, visit http://recofloor-org/awards-2023

Winners will be announced in March 2023 over social media and via the Recofloor website. 

Recofloor is the UK’s leading vinyl take back scheme. It is free to join and easy to use. To find out more, go to or contact Recofloor on 0161 355 7618 or at [email protected].

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