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CO2 NEUTRAL FAQ'S

Listed below are the most frequently asked questions about our Marmoleum 2.5mm CO2 neutral floor covering.


What makes Marmoleum a CO2 neutral product?

We consider Marmoleum 2.5mm to be a balanced product in terms of positive and negative CO2 flows:

CO2 Absorbed (natural ingredients) - CO2 Emitted (transport & production) =
0 (Carbon Neutral)

On the plus side we have the contribution of our natural raw materials, such as jute, flax plant, gum rosin, tall oil and wood flour. As these plants grow they absorb and therefore remove, through the process of photosynthesis, large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

These positive flows are balanced out by the transportation of these materials (and others) and the production of the product.

Forbo has minimized its impact by investing in modern and efficient manufacturing facilities alongside the use of renewable electricity. We also benefit from improvements made by the supply chain, who provide us with raw materials.

An independent third party EPD shows us that, during the production phase, Marmoleum 2.5mm is CO2 neutral.

CO2 Neutral

Where do I find this information in the EPD

Table 4 on page 12 of the Marmoleum 2.5mm EPD shows that the GWP of the Manufacturing phase A1-A3 is -0.0425 Kg CO2 eq/m2.

This means that per m2 Marmoleum 2.5mm the product has absorbed 4 grams more CO2 than has been emitted during this phase of the life cycle.

If you are interested in the impacts over a 1 year cycle then the Global Warming Potential (GWP) figures can be obtained in table 3.

EPD’s use information from the LCA and the IMPACTS they measure.