redeux Reclamation ProgramAs an advocate for sustainable design and eco-friendly living, ECORE has developed "Redeux" to further our commitment to reducing waste, reusing scrap, and recycling old products and samples in order to manufacture new.

ECORE customers now have the opportunity to send back old or remnant recycled rubber and cork products for recycling to ECORE’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility. The Redeux program partners with building professionals committed to environmental stewardship by providing resources to recycle ECORE’s rubber flooring, underlayments, and rubber and cork industrial products after their useful life which will considerably help keep building materials out of landfills. The reclaimed material will be made into new flooring, underlayments, and industrial products by ECORE. Thank you for joining ECORE in our effort to promote awareness and respect of our environment by supporting our recycling program. Material will be accepted on a case-by-case basis and the following information will explain our guidelines and requirements for the reclamation program.

The Recycling Process

The Redeux process is incredibly unique due to the fact that our products are already made from recycled materials at their inception and are now able to be "re-recycled" again and again. We are proud to be able to reuse our waste, reduce the amount of products going to landfills, and recycle; therefore significantly extending the life of each product we manufacture.

Due to a proprietary process and complete quality control, no integrity is lost manufacturing new products from recycled materials. Quality is held to high standards and due to ECORE’s own recycling capabilities, nothing is outsourced. These capabilities also reduce the use of fossil fuels by eliminating shipping to a separate rubber recycling company.

Recycled rubber and cork products that have been accepted into the Redeux reclamation program are sorted. Carpet products that are made using ECORE’s patent-pending ‘itstru technology’ are first sent through a liberating machine capable of removing the fiber wear layer from the recycled rubber backing. All materials accepted into the Redeux program will be shredded, cleaned, and ground for the next generation of recycled rubber flooring, underlayment, and industrial products.

When you determine that you want to recycle your old flooring products, what do you do?

Please refer to this helpful guide so that you will make the right choice by choosing sustainability. This guide is designed to make you aware of all of the program parameters so you can better inform your building owners and partners during the decision making process.

  • A photo of all material that you wish to return must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Along with the photo that is emailed, please include the answers to the following questions.
    (All questions must be answered in full or the material will not be considered for the Redeux Program.)
    1. Who is sending this material back?
      (Include Contact Name, Company Name and Contact information for the company returning the material.)
    2. Who does the material belong to?
      (If different that above)
    3. What is the original ECORE order number generated when the material was purchased?
    4. When was the material installed?
    5. How much material would you like to send back? (in sq ft)
    6. How was the material installed? (glue, double sided tape, loose lay, etc.)
    7. Is the material free of all foreign contamination?
      (stones, wood debris, tape, concrete, dirt, drywall, etc.)
  • A 1" x 1" sample of the material must be mailed to ECORE for inspection.
    • ECORE International
      Redeux Take Back Program
      715 Fountain Ave
      Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Once the material is approved for the Redeux Take Back Program, ECORE will provide a PO#.

Collection

  • Product should be removed from the existing installation and prepared for return shipment.
  • Remnant pieces and previously installed product is welcomed.
  • Material with a significant build up of adhesive will not be accepted.
  • Material must be contamination free (no wood, stones, metal, tape, concrete, dirt, drywall, etc.).
  • Material must be shipped in pieces no larger than 4’ x 4’.

Shipping Preparation

  • The PO# must be clearly marked on the shipment.
  • The material must be packed neatly on 4’x4’ skids.
  • Be sure to shrink wrap the skid for shipping. No boxed material will be accepted.
  • Product should be kept dry.
  • The skid must be free of construction or demolition debris.

Return of Product

Skids of returned product should be shipped to ECORE at the following address:

  • ECORE International
    Redeux Take Back Program
    PO#_______________
    715 Fountain Ave
    Lancaster, PA 17601

The customer must pay for the return shipping to ECORE.

Customer must provide shipping information with the date when the material is scheduled to arrive back at ECORE.

Please note, if all of these Guidelines are not met and the material arrives at ECORE, the shipment will be refused at the sender’s expense.

Note: Please include the project name, location and contact information so that we can send you a letter stating the amount of product diverted from landfills for your records. If you do not include your project name, location and contact information, you will not receive a letter.

Sample Reclamation Program:

ECORE’s product samples are now able to be returned to us for recycling and reuse. The same reclamation process applies to samples as to our floors.

What Products can be Recycled?

All products manufactured by ECORE International are applicable.

Recycled rubber and cork products from the following brands may apply:
ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring, Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind, ECO98, QT Sound Insulation, PlayGuard Safety Surfacing, Training Ground with Nike Grind, Pavesafe, and ECORE Industrial branded products

In most cases, products containing an ECOguard coating or a scrim, products installed using ECORE’s E-Grip III adhesive, and products made with ECORE’s patent-pending itstru Technology will be accepted.