Dunlop Flooring Wins 25th Anniversary Banksia Sustainability Award 2013
Dunlop Flooring Wins 25th Anniversary Banksia
Sustainability Award 2013 Reducing our impact on the
environment through our Recycle by Dunlop Program
Dunlop Flooring has been
acknowledged amongst Australia's most environmentally and
sustainable organization's by winning a Banksia Sustainability
Award for our Recycle by Dunlop Program in the category of
Waste Minimisation. This award recognizes leadership and innovation
and our commitment to environmentally responsible
manufacturing processes and carpet underlay recycling program.
Dunlop not only reduces waste of polyurethane foam, we clean, sort
and ultimately recycle into a new reusable carpet underlay.
This sustainable building material is used in the places we
live and work and provides "Comfort that Lasts".
25th anniversary the Banksia Sustainability Awards have earned
the reputation as the most prestigious environmental awards in
Australia. The awards acknowledge excellence, dedication and
leadership in various areas that contribute to the environment and
a sustainable future.
As Australia's largest recycler of
polyurethane foam, Dunlop Flooring processes in excess of
10,000 tonnes of foam per year, that's enough foam to fill the
MCG which normally would be sent to landfill. We are committed
to playing our part in reducing landfill and our overall impact on
the environment by providing the market with environmentally
friendly solutions. We recycle carpet underlay, and
use recycled content within our carpet underlay products.
Dunlop underlays are made of 90% recycled materials and are
100% recyclable. What's more, we manage our own recycling program,
Recycle by Dunlop, encourages retailers to return their used
underlay to us.
In March 2011 Dunlop commissioned a
study by the Evah Institute to measure how the
recycling program helps stem the tide of global warming at
that time is showed in 6 months we had saved approximately
1,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the
atmosphere. Using a vehicle calculator we found that the
"Recycle by Dunlop" program over 5 years saved the same amount
of CO2 emissions that 42,924 vehicles emit.
Andrew Spence National Sales
Manager, Dunlop Flooring commented on the win by saying
"this award is a significant acknowledgement as a sustainable
leader in Australia, it further supports our association with
the Green Building Council of Australia and their Green Star
program, our products meet their requirements achieving
maximum rating points for building interiors".
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