When you buy EarthWerks® G4L products, you know you’re “green-conscious” because our luxury vinyl tiles and planks are manufactured in energy-efficient facilities. While all of our products are recyclable, products in our G4L program are produced using a minimum of 20% to 50% post-consumer/post-industrial recycled material.
Removing old, existing floorcoverings and cove base then separating the material suitable for recycling is a great first step in being Green4Life®. It leads to putting resources back to work and contributes to reducing the amount of waste in our landfills. Understanding more about the environment, reclaiming old floors and replacing them with our green-friendly EarthWerks® products saves the forest for the trees.
Those tiles and planks that are not suitable for reuse can often be recycled right back into the manufacturing process. Our G4L vinyl plank and tile products have a minimum of 20% to 50% post-consumer/post-industrial waste and about 3% from in-house scrap. The percentages of post-consumer, post-industrial and in-house scrap can vary from day to day based upon availability and other factors. Our goal remains to make the most use possible of recycled materials while maintaining consistency in quality and cost of our products.
Our G4L program can assist you in reclaiming usable vinyl tiles and planks to repurpose them for use in local schools, Habitat for Humanity® or any other charities you wish to promote in your community good works program. In commercial environments, typically 50% of the floor is never walked on, due to placement of furniture, fixtures or other items. What is not reusable can be processed and recycled back into decorative flooring whenever possible.