Life cycle thinking is part of our commitment to product circularity here at GH Commercial. Product end of life and continued investment in sustainable waste is important to reduce environmental impacts. Recycling flooring helps us to keep valuable materials out of landfill and find a second life. We are actively seeking environmentally responsible ways to dispose of our products and ways to
encourage end users to responsibly dispose of discarded flooring products through our ReCover Recycling Program, which ensures your flooring will be diverted from landfill.Under ReCover, we offer two comprehensive take-back programs for our products, 3R (Reclaim, Recycle & Reprocess) and Loop and one additional program that addresses our packaging.
3R – Reclaim, Recycle & Reprocess
Under our 3R program (Reclaim - Recycle – Reprocess), we offer an additional service to take back GH Commercial broadloom carpets, modular carpets and vinyl flooring products (including Godfrey Hirst, Feltex, IVC Commercial and Mohawk Group products) at the end of their first life. The 3R program guarantees that no recovered product will be disposed of in landfill.
The Loop program gives carpet tiles a second life. Carpet tiles are collected, graded and reused for their original purpose in a new installation. Our clientele ranges from charities, schools, price-conscious buyers to environmentally-conscious corporate clients. This program truly closes the loop, without destruction of value and requiring minimum energy needs.
Packaging Take Back
We want to ensure that your products arrive safely to your project without damage, as a result we use packaging to protect our carpet rolls and pallets when they are being transported. This packaging is in fact recyclable, and we encourage you to responsibly recycle this packaging through your local council or recycling body. If this service is not available in your local area, you can opt to send the packaging back to us so that we can recycle responsibly on your behalf through our partner GT Recycling. Alternatively, you can opt to have their product packaged without plastic to reduce the plastic usage on orders, to do so, get in touch with your local representative.
Godfrey Hirst’s manufacturing factories already recycle much of its pre-consumer waste, there was previously no waste stream for unbacked Triexta carpet or fibre. Unlike polypropylene and solution dyed nylon, which can be repolymerised, there is less demand for the partially biobased fibre of Triexta.learn more
For Flooring Specifiers
GH Commercial’s ReCover team will help you incorporate ReCover into your flooring specifications.This will guarantee that reclamation is included in projects that contractors and builders follow necessary guidelines. Reach out to your local GH Commercial representative to learn more and receive a quote.Every quote will be calculated on a project bases. Considerations will include: • Carpet type & material – carpet recycling needs good separation and “purity” of materials.• Job size / carpet volume• TransportationLearn more about our Believe in Better Initiatives• Less is more: energy efficiency at GH Commercial• Less is more: energy efficiency at GH Commercial