recycled plastics

Flooring Made from Plastic Waste

How are we Helping to Combat the Plastic Problem?

Eco friendly flooring, designed and made in the UK. Cableflor are keen as mustard to help reduce, slow down and eventually stop the plastic catastrophe that the world is suffering.  One-use plastics are the immediate emergency that needs to be dealt with. For example, plastic used to contain food, drink, beauty products. As well as many other unnecessary product packaging.

Plastic bottles and containers prepared for recycling

Our company ethos is to ensure that we source our materials from authentic suppliers from the UK. Internally, we will continue to research the best methods in production. We are also keeping a keen eye on the developments in Bio-plastics and other alternatives. However, they aren’t quite there yet although they are getting closer.

Reprocessing Plastic Rubbish

What we can do is make something useful and re-usable from some of the existing plastic waste. Exhibition and event flooring is traditionally a huge area of unnecessary waste, often only being in use for a week and then discarded. So, it’s a prime target for an environmentally friendly alternative.

This is why our bestseller is smooth black flooring made from plastic waste.  These include items such as toys, bottles and tops, CD cases and food packaging.

The plastic waste is cleaned and ground down, then a small amount of virgin material is added. This is required to help the material keep its structural integrity and allow flooring to be made from plastic waste. The production method makes this floor so durable that we give it a lifetime guarantee.  Once you have bought it, providing you look after it as per our recommended guidelines, you can use and reuse.

Custom Floor Colours

Our recycled floor is black, due to the many different colours that go into the mix.  For other colours we have to use virgin material which we colour to order. However, this also can be recycled and we encourage this through our ‘Buy-back’ scheme. When you no longer require the floor or simply fancy a change, send us back your flooring and we will grind it down and mould it in to new black floor.  In return we will give you a £5 discount, on a like for like basis, off your next order.

And to add to this, our modular floor is the lowest on the market.  This simply means we use less total product, which in itself is a good thing, right?

For more information on recycling plastic, please visit: http://www.bpf.co.uk/sustainability/plastics_recycling.aspx

If you would like to know more about making flooring from plastic waste, take a look at our recycled black flooring : https://www.cableflor.co.uk/product/smooth-black/

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      Thanks for the comment – we can mould the floor without any dye added, so it is solely a mix of many different colours of plastic. This is usually a brown colour, but it will be predominantly a flat colour as the colours blend together once melted in the chamber (during the injection moulding process).

      We offer a standard recycled PP or for a little bit more we can use a traceable material so you get proof of where it has come from. There is also ocean plastic available which has usually come from salvaged fishing nets etc. – this is obviously more expensive. Both the traceable and ocean plastic have minimum order quantities, which is why we don’t hold them in stock – hopefully one day everybody will request these materials and we can start to buy in quantity.

  1. I have the same request as David. What is the minimum order quantity? Could you perhaps hold a list of interested customers and the quantitites they require, and then order when you have sufficient. I’m sure there are more like-minded people out there, and I would be quite happy to wait for the right flooring rather than settling for second best.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Anne, thanks for the comment. Our standard floor is made from recycled plastic and occasionally from unwanted event floor that we buy back and recycle. If you are particularly interested in ocean plastic then our MOQ is one tonne of raw material, which makes roughly 200sqm – I can get up to date prices based on this quantity. How many square metres were you interested in? Do you mind me asking what you wanted to use it for?
      Kind regards
      Lee

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