Dunlop Flooring Wins 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 the 25th Anniversary 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 our 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”.
Celebrating their 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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