What is ReStart® recycling Program? Tarkett sustainability program takes back Vinyl and Linoleum after use


Recycling? You have the will. We have the way.

We can all agree that recycling safe materials is a good thing. It preserves the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor to reducing climate change. But doing the right thing isn’t always easy. How can you be sure your post-installation or used flooring comes back for a second life and doesn’t end up as landfill or goes to incineration?

Tarkett's ReStart take back and recycling programme

The answer is, leave it to us! Our hassle-free flooring take-back and recycling programme, ReStart®, will take it all away for recycling and provide you with certification of the amount of material you contributed. Linoleum and vinyl off-cuts from installation? We’ll take those. Your old click or loose-lay vinyl flooring or your old carpet flooring? Don’t you worry, we’ll have that too. We’ll even take away old carpet flooring made by one of our competitors. That’s just how we roll.

Tarkett's ReStart take back and recycling programme

We've also developed pioneering techniques that clean, shred and recycle, in closed loop, previously unusable glued post-use homogeneous vinyl (post-2011). That’s something no other European flooring manufacturer can say, and it’s a game changer. To us, every scrap we save and recycle is making a positive difference to our environment. Of course, the materials we recycle must meet the exceptional health and safety standards we set for ourselves (well above the industry standards) but if there’s any material we can’t make safe use of, we know that someone else can. It’s why we partner with other industries to make sure that wherever possible, nothing goes to waste.

Making conscious choices. For people and planet.
Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM.

How does our programme work?

Watch how we collect and recycle post-installation and post-use flooring.

Watch how we collect and recycle post-use homogeneous flooring.


How to join ReStart®

It’s easy to become a member of the ReStart® programme:

The ReStart programme: how it all works

1. First, sign the ReStart® agreement to enrol.

2. We’ll send you your ReStart® container to collect the unwanted post-installation offcuts or old flooring.

3. Fill up the bags with clean post-installation offcuts or stack your old carpet tiles on the pallets provided.

4. Book in a collection with Tarkett’s local waste collector.

Once we’ve collected the waste, we’ll recycle it at one of our dedicated recycling centres and turn it into high-quality raw material that will be used to produce new Tarkett flooring.

Tarkett's ReStart take back and recycling programme

Circular selection

Our Circular Selection exemplifies the principles at the heart of our journey to the circular economy - designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
We’ve made sustainable flooring easy for you by pioneering post-use recycling technologies to close the loop on our products and bringing together our sustainable heroes in one comprehensive collection.

Sustainability Heroes to design human conscious spaces.

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