For Tarkett, improving indoor air quality and supporting people’s health and wellbeing while protecting the environment with sustainable carpets is central to our innovation strategy and longstanding Cradle to Cradle commitment. Today, the entire DESSO AirMaster range is Cradle to Cradle Silver level-certified, with EcoBase backing as standard.
The DESSO AirMaster collections contain 100% ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon yarn, made from recovered waste materials such as discarded fishing nets and carpet yarn from Tarkett’s Refinity® recycling facility.
Every DESSO AirMaster carpet tile features a primary backing, Colback® Gold, with up to 95% less in antimony content, helping to preserve finite reserves of this matural element and promote safer tile recycling.
All AirMaster sustainable carpets are made with Cradle to Cradle Gold-certified DESSO EcoBase backing using 100% positively defined ingredients. DESSO EcoBase contains at least 75% positively defined recycled content and the backing can be fully recycled in our own production facility.
Global reserves of antimony are expected to be depleted globally within 10-11 years
Tarkett uses calcium carbonate (lime), a waste product of the Dutch drinking water industry, as the raw material in our DESSO EcoBase carpet backing. As a result, our DESSO’s products with DESSO EcoBase backing contain on average 50% positively defined recycled content in accordance with Cradle to Cradle principles.
ReStart is Tarkett’s take-back programme for post-consumer carpet tiles. Upon return, carpets are processed using our recycling facility which separates the yarn and other fibres from the backing.