What we do
Jacobsen has worked with key flooring suppliers to extend their current recycling at the factory to the New Zealand market. Based on the cradle to cradle principles, this sees installation off-cuts and post-consumer flooring waste that can't be re-used being sent back to the factory to be recycled and introduced back into the manufacturing process as raw materials. Any material that can be re-used, such as carpet tiles, is donated to Habitat for Humanity re-stores.
How we can help you to go circular
We provide our customers with heavy duty bags to collect the discarded materials. When it’s full the customer scans a QR code or emails us to let us know it’s ready for collection from their site and to replace it with another empty one. Back at the Jacobsen warehouse we separate the material based upon supplier and material type. When we have enough to fill a container, the materials are shipped back to our flooring suppliers to be recycled in the highest value stream. We donate any high-quality re-usable carpet tiles that can be used for projects or can be sold on to Habitat for Humanity. The critical elements for us are that this circular system is easy and does change behaviours, as well as creating any high value use of the waste material locally. We’ve started with our largest product suppliers and product categories, however we continue to look for further product solutions, re-use opportunities and local recycling options, as the scheme continues to evolve.