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Closing The Loop by Following Circular Economy Principles

18 Jul 2022 by Tarkett

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 our customers in Europe & North America to manage their flooring wastes while contributing to safeguard the world’s natural resources and protecting the environment.

In our factories, 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.

Closing The Loop by Following Circular Economy Principles

We transform waste into high-quality resources.

In 2018, we used 134,000 tonnes recycled materials as raw materials which represent 10% of our raw materials purchased. As an example, our Heterogeneous Vinyl Tapiflex ranges contain from 21% to 30% of recycled content.

Closing The Loop by Following Circular Economy Principles

We partner with other industries:

  • With Aquafil to recycle discarded fishing nets in our carpet tiles in Desso & Tandus Asia factories
  • 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
  • With Beverage Company in China to recycle empty wine bottles into our ECOBOND backing used in Tandus Asia factory

Closing The Loop by Following Circular Economy Principles

By 2020, we aim to send zero industrial waste to landfill. In Europe, out of Tarkett’s 13 production sites, 10 have already achieved this objective. We also aim to double the volume of collected post-installation or post-consumer flooring products, compared to 2010.

Visit Tarkett's profile on Archify to learn more about our products. 

Tarkett at a glance A world leader in flooring and sports surface solutionsFor over 140 years now, we commit every day to the design of great spaces. For Tarkett, this means putting people and planet first, caring about the environment and the health of present and future generations incorporated by our Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM approach.It is our holistic way of doing business capable of marrying the specific expectations of each of our customers with the profound challenges of protecting our planet, reducing our carbon footprint and changing the game with circular economy. Working together with our partners, we deliver safer and healthier spaces in which people can reach their full potential. A broad range of solutionsWe offer to our customers one of the largest portfolios of flooring and sports surface solutions, and we share with our customers our expertise in multiple market segments.


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