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Carpet Recycling UK spotlight on new circular initiatives

Published: 2022-04-19

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) will be at the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS) from May 17-18 in Shirley, West Midlands, UK, where the team will be available to talk to retailers and manufacturers about sustainable products and circular economy initiatives, as well as offer advice on the latest outlets for carpet and textile flooring wastes.

The not-for-profit association is assisting the sector in developing new circular initiatives, having recognized a clear shift in attitudes among key decision-makers towards sustainable solutions in all markets, with its membership now at a record high of 115 companies, 11 core funders, and extensive outreach.

The CRUK team is looking forward to providing BGNFS delegates with the most up-to-date information on industry changes, policy and law updates, and breakthroughs in treatment and technology for processing and recycling carpet and textile flooring waste.

CRUK manager Adnan Zeb-Khan, said that they're pleased by how far the industry has progressed with new technological developments for processing and recovering textile flooring trash, including the capacity to isolate distinct fibers and backing materials in some situations. They're witnessing an increase in inquiries from businesses concerned about the environmental effect of their operations, the volume and types of waste produced, and their desire to reduce waste production while also lowering disposal costs. Manufacturers are talking to them about how they're incorporating more recycled content into their product lines and developing items for reuse and recycling at the end of their lives. Suppliers of raw materials are also curious about how they might help them promote their products to their global network.

According to the latest CRUK estimates, the textile flooring business diverts around 65 percent of trash from its disposal. In the United Kingdom, around 430,000 tonnes of carpet and textile flooring trash are generated each year.


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