Use of recycled content

The overall goal of a circular economy is to close the loop on waste. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint of products by saving the vast amounts of energy and water required to extract and process virgin materials. This is another step towards a cradle-to-cradle supply chain.

nora is pursuing several projects for the use of recycled content in our products.

These projects are collaborations with other industries or our suppliers. Alternatively, we use waste materials from our own production facilities and include them in our new products.

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Recycling & Reuse

One objective of our processes is to minimize the burden of pollution on people and the environment as much as possible. For example, production leftovers are recycled, packaging materials are selected from an environmental standpoint, and floor coverings that are surplus to requirements are reused. 

Recycling practices that ease the burden and support our resource reduction program

We have adopted aggressive recycling measures to bring nora’s total manufacturing substance recycling to 100 % through multiple recycling channels . They are granulated and become part of the raw material base of new rubber flooring products as high-quality natural fillers and decorative color speckles.

The recycling of installation scraps and old nora floor coverings is possible in a number of ways: 

  • Material Recycling 
    nora rubber flooring can be recycled by specialty firms for use as landing mats, industrial or stable mats and coverings for sports areas.
  • Thermal Recycling
    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.

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. We can take them away and make sure they get reused or recycled the right way. It can also be used to generate energy.

Recyclable Packaging

  • nora floor coverings are available in rolls or tiles. Tiles can be supplied either loose or in cardboard boxes (that are manufactured from waste paper and are 100 % recyclable) or on wooden pallets as desired.
  • Rolled goods from nora are supplied on hard paper cores made of recycled cardboard - even the secondary packaging of the rolls is made of recyclable paper. Each roll is supplied on wooden pallets that are sealed in recyclable, environmentally-friendly polyethylene film.
  • The protective film of nora nTx can be collected during the installation and be recycled via the local recycling system.
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