Reuse & Recycle
Recycling practices that ease the burden on the environment.
We have adopted aggressive recycling measures to bring nora®’s total substance recycling over 75%. For decades, we have been reusing production scraps such as die-cut trim and sanding dust from rubber floor coverings. They are granulated and become part of the raw material base of new rubber flooring products as high-quality fillers and decorative color speckles. We recycle installation scraps and old nora floor coverings in a number of ways:
nora rubber flooring can be recycled by specialty firms for use as landing mats, industrial or stable mats and coverings for sports areas.
nora floor coverings can be used as substitute fuel instead of gas or oil in thermal power stations, where the energy contained in the combustible material is recovered.
Complete Material/Thermal Recycling
Energy recovery in the cement industry through thermal recycling. The fillers remain in the cement clinker because of their advantageous composition.
Disposal in Landfill Sites
Since they contain no toxic substances, nora rubber floors can be disposed in landfills. They can also be incinerated, reusing the energy contained in the material. nora always abides by federal, state or local regulations.
Construction Waste Take-Back Program
nora’s Construction Waste Take-Back Program makes it possible to return waste and scrap material from new installations of nora flooring. When we receive the construction waste, that material is reused in the production of new nora floor coverings, or it is recycled into other products. It can also be used to generate energy.
In accordance with LEED standards, nora’s Construction Waste Take-Back Program diverts waste from finding its way to dumpsters and landfills as much as possible and can contribute to LEED Materials and Resources Credits for Construction Waste Management.
Use our instruction form when returning materials. (107 KB PDF)
Sample Take-Back Program
Created as a greener alternative, this program allows architects, designers and other customers to return their extra rubber flooring samples and binders of samples they no longer need, using our pre-paid postage label.
We will pass them along to someone else or find other uses for them. Customers who want to take advantage of the program should put their samples in an envelope or box, affix the label to the package and give it to a post office or postal center.