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Interface Rethink Green Alliance

Interface Expands Carpet Recycling Operations, Creates Network of ‘Regional Recycling Allies’

Carpet tile manufacturer Interface has expanded its ReEntry recycling operation, which has diverted more than 309 million pounds of carpet from landfills over the past 20 years. Interface says it’s “creating a new network of regional recycling allies,” which includes Oakland, California–based Rethink Green. Interface expects this initial alliance to … Read more »

mattresses

Carpet, Mattress Recycling Made Simple

Two how-to guides for recycling scrap carpet and used mattresses have been released by the Product Stewardship Institute. PSI says 50,000 mattresses are discarded each day in the US, or about 20 million annually. While as much as 90 percent of mattress components — steel, cotton and foam — are … Read more »

Carpet Recycling UK Achieves 27% Landfill Diversion, Beats Target

A record-breaking 107,000 metric tons of waste carpet were reused, recycled and recovered in the UK during 2013, up 21 percent (22,000 metric tons) from the previous year, according to data released by Carpet Recycling UK. This landfill diversion rate of 27 percent means that CRUK has exceeded its original … Read more »

Interface Turns Fishing Nets into Carpet

Carpet tile manufacturer Interface and conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are expanding a pilot project that turns discarded fishing nets into recycled material for carpet tiles. The partners say their program, called Net-Works, also provides socio-economic benefits for coastal communities. In the pilot’s first month, Filipino fishermen … Read more »