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Environmentally Preferred Flooring

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At Polyflor, we strive to be an environmentally and economically sustainable business, recycling and reducing waste and being as carbon neutral as possible. Our new product development continues to focus on reducing environmental impact by providing a high level of durability, reliability, ease of maintenance and safe disposal. Whilst choosing Environmentally Preferable Flooring from Polyflor, it is also important to be assured that this means zero compromise in choice and the function of the product.

GreenTag

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The Ecospecifier Global GreenTagCertTM scheme operated by Global GreenTag P/L is a third party ecolabel program that rates sustainable products for the built environment. Polyflor’s many products certified under the scheme in Australia and New Zealand, with Polyflor homogeneous PUR ranges typically in the top 50% of resilient finishes based on their GreenTag Ecopoints. Assessment of products is based on a life cycle approach and measuring the impact of products, including in the following critical areas:

 

• Reduction of Energy and Greenhouse Gases
• Habitat and Land Degradation
• Resource Depletion and Efficiency
• Occupant and Contractor Health & Conditions
• Toxicity to Land, Air and Water

 

Due to the strong performance in minimising the environmental impact in these categories, Polyflor products are listed on the Ecospecifier database (www.ecospecifier.com.au) of environmentally preferable building materials, providing architects, designers and specifiers an easier and effective way to select an environmentally sustainable floorcovering. Furthermore, Polyflor was the first commercial vinyl flooring organisation to achieve Ecospecifier’s GreenTag LCARate certification across all of its key ranges and achieves GreenRate level A, scoring maximum points in the Materials-’Sustainable Products’ and IEQ-VOC sections of the Green Star rating tools.

PVC Best Practice

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Polyflor has achieved maximum rating points in the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Green Star rating tools. Green Star rates the environmental and sustainable performance of a building as with LEED and BREEAM; using Polyflor products certified by Ecospecifier’s GreenTag scheme can therefore help the specifier achieve maximum points. Potential for points on a Green Star assessment is further improved using Polyflor’s Homogeneous, Wall Cladding and ESD flooring ranges for achieving ‘PVC Best Practice’, as audited by NCS International Pty Ltd to meet the GBCA best practice guidelines.

Recofloor

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Polyflor is a cofounding and funding member of Recofloor, the industry’s leading vinyl take-back scheme for recycling end of life post-consumer vinyl flooring. Through Recofloor, Polyflor can recycle smooth and safety installation off-cuts, smooth uplifted flooring and old stock roll-end and samples which would normally end up in landfill. This material is recovered and recycled into new flooring or other useful products such as traffic cones. Polyflor Australia and New Zealand have recycled 112 tonnes and globally 2,660 tonnes of vinyl flooring to date. This volume equals nearly 886,333m² or 22,158 x 20m rolls – enough vinyl flooring waste to cover 122 football pitches. This is a saving of over 2,000 tonnes of CO₂ which equates to driving 48 times round the equator or taking 100 cars off the road for a year.

100% Recyclable

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Most of Polyflor’s product ranges are 100% recyclable with many of the floor coverings containing up to 40% recycled content. The ranges are recycled through the Recofloor Vinyl Take-Back Scheme to which the vinyl can be recycled many times over without losing its performance and functionality.

Phthalate Free / Bio Based Plasticisers

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Polyflor’s Expona and Camaro LVT flooring collections are now produced phthalate free and/or contain bio-based plasticisers..

(except for recycled content)

Environmental Product Declaration

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) provide completely transparent information about Polyflor products and their impact on the environment. In 2012 Polyflor were part of the ERFMI EN 15804 generic data set for creation of industry EPD’s which were successfully, independently verified by IBU. All generic and product specific EPD’s are written to the rules and standards according to EN 15804 and ISO 14025.

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COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Competition Prizes

One winner will win a DJI Mavic Pro Drone and storage case valued at $1750.00

Prize Delivery

The prize will be available for pick up at Polyflor New Zealand, 2 Narek Place, Manukau, New Zealand. The winner will be contacted when the prize is available for pick up. The winner will have a maximum to two weeks from the time of contact to collect their prize. If the winner does not collect the prize then it will be redrawn.


Information on how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions. By signing up for the Polyflor NZ email database competition you are automatically entered into the competition and you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


In order to enter the competition, the entrant must complete the email database sign up information correctly. The entrants must fill in all the required information fields to be eligible. Additionally, only entrants that have signalled acknowledgment and agreement to these terms and conditions by ticking “I have read and understand the terms & conditions.’ will be considered eligible for entry into this competition.
Any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate entries may be disqualified from the draw at the discretion of Polyflor NZ.
Entries into the competition will only be accepted from those who reside within New Zealand and are able to pick up the prize from the Polyflor NZ offices.


To qualify to enter the prize draw, simply complete the sign-up form in full.
Once you register your details, you will be eligible to win a prize. Entry into the competition is if you remain signed up to the Polyflor email database. Entrants will only be eligible for one entry into the prize draw. Duplicate entries may be disqualified at the discretion of Polyflor NZ.

The promotion commences on 27 July 2018 and closes on 27 July 2018. Prizes are awarded once (to 1 winner) at the end of the competition.


The winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, 30 July 2018. The winner will be notified by telephone or email using the contact details entered on the application. The winners name will be published on the Polyflor NZ website, Polyflor NZ Facebook Page and the Polyflor NZ email newsletter.
Entrants should ensure that their personal details on the entry form are correct. In the event the winner cannot be contacted within three weeks of the prize draw, the prize will be redrawn.
The winner agrees to make themselves available for reasonable promotional and publicity purposes including (but not limited to) the Polyflor NZ Facebook page and any other media that Polyflor NZ wishes to promote the winner on.
If a winner is under the age of 18, the prize may be awarded to the winner’s parent or guardian.


In the event that a prize item is unavailable despite reasonable endeavours, Polyflor NZ reserves the right to substitute a different prize item of equal value. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. The prize is only available in New Zealand and the winner should allow 28 days from the date of the prize draw for prize details to be confirmed. Polyflor NZ reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for tampering with the entry process, including but not limited to making multiple entries in respect of one draw or for submitting an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions. The Promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


Polyflor NZ reserves the right to vary any of the terms of entry applying to this promotion or to modify, terminate, suspend or reschedule this promotion.


Polyflor NZ is not responsible for late or misdirected entries and takes no responsibility for any entries not correctly lodged. To the extent permitted by law, and without limiting any rights entrants may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 in relation to the promotion, Polyflor NZ and its related companies, employees and agencies shall not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) suffered by any person arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with entering this promotion or claiming/winning any prize. Polyflor NZ is not responsible for the transmission or receipt of any incorrect information associated with entries, either caused by user error or any equipment or programming malfunction associated with the promotion.

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