carpet recycling Articles

  • Energy from old carpets case study

    A leading recycler of old carpets and textiles has recently successfully commissioned a WEIMA Spider 1500 shredder in the United Kingdom. The through-put was increased 46 per cent compared with the previous shredding installation. The medium-sized family business in southern England can look back on 35 years of company history. It has always concentrated on the industrial recycling of fibres ...


    By WEIMA

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • The rise of the Fuxing recycling empire

    Yulin Wang is a typical example of the new generation of young but passionate Chinese entrepreneurs. In just 10 years, he has built something of a recycling empire comprising plastics, paper and metals interests. His Hangzhou Fuxing group of companies has its headquarters in the Chinese town of Hangzhou but also operates plants in Europe and Turkey. The word ‘workaholic’ could have been invented ...

  • Evolution of environmentally sustainable practices: the case of the US carpet industry and CARE

    This paper contributes to the literature by examining evolution of voluntary environmentally sustainable practices (ESPs) in the US carpet industry. The case illustrates the importance of an integrated and multi-stakeholder industry group - Carpet America Recovery Effort - in supporting use of ESPs throughout the industry. Equally importantly, this paper examines ESPs within the context of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • Environmentally friendly printing case study

    Environmentally friendly marketing materials for complete Cradle to Cradle recycling: Case study of promoting sustainability and CSR in an ethical way. The medium should be the message. It makes no sense to promote sustainable practices by printing marketing materials on non-recycled paper, or featuring fancy extra packaging. We are experts in brainstorming and developing creative, recyclable or ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • Floating treatment wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment

    Floating islands are a form of treatment wetland characterized by a mat of synthetic matrix at the water surface into which macrophytes can be planted and through which water passes. We evaluated two matrix materials for treating domestic wastewater, recycled plastic and recycled carpet fibers, for chemical oxygen demand (COD) and nitrogen removal. These materials were compared to pea gravel or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Magnetic Duo

    (From Resource Recycling) The combination of high gradient magnetic separation using rare earth roll magnets and eddy current separation has proved to reliably remove aluminum flakes mixed with PET. Recycling of plastic beverage containers made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has been a growth industry for the past two decades. Recycled PET can be used in such diverse products as ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Rapid shred retools for niche market success

    In today’s business environment, Predictable Outcomes Rule! And when the task is the secure destruction of their sensitive documents, off-speci"cation product, obsolete computer media, and a myriad of other proprietary materials, companies and institutions demand that every step be under control, transparent and veri"able. Customers for destruction services are challenged both with a ...


    By Cresswood

  • Puzzled by problematic waste such as tires, mattresses or ragger wire?

    From left to right: Shredded ragger wire, end-of-life tires, mattresses As waste management professionals, we are constantly facing the challenge of how to process problematic waste types. Tana Oy has a cost-efficient solution to offer for turning such waste streams into value. Shredding materials both minimizes ...


    By Tana Oy

  • More room for luxury - Case Study

    Fashionable Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris hotel saw an instant cost reduction of 80% on waste disposal. The simple solution was to install a baler, which earned its keep in less than three months. Red carpets, polished doorknobs, and hall porters ready to hold the door and carry your luggage. This is everyday life at a luxury hotel. Less glamorous are the many tons of waste to dispose of every ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Suez Regene Atlantique, France - Case Study

    SUEZ Regene Atlantique is a French plant owned by the SUEZ group which specializes in the recovery and recycling of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles. During 2013, the company received a sizable strategic investment which was specifically earmarked to modernize and improve its optical sorting process for bottle recycling. This planned upgrade was to be accomplished via the purchase of new ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaning Machines for Residential Applications

    Steam cleaning machines available from the best distributors are widely used these days to manage a host of cleaning applications in residential settings. The machines are used to clean a range of surfaces including kitchen areas, patio furniture, bathrooms, floors, recycle bins, and more. These steamers also equip users with the easiest and most effective  means to disinfect and deodorize ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • An EHS Checklist for Low-Risk Technology Facilities

    For environment, health and safety (EHS) managers at technology companies, identifying, assessing and prioritizing potential risks in a lower-risk environment - from offices to call centers - is part of the job. And when it comes to EHS programs, compliance is just the start. The following EHS checklist can serve as an assessment guide for EHS managers of low-risk ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Into the New Millennium - Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    What is sustainability? The World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Bruntland Commission) defines sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainable businesses recognize that finite natural resources are available to a rapidly increasing global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Diversion Deposits, Grants Giving a Boost to C&D Diversion

    Waste characterization studies show a fairly high percentage of potentially recyclable construction and demolition materials going into the landfill. An innovative program in California taps into public sector incentives and private sector investments. Part II IN 1998, the city of San Jose, California conducted a waste composition study to determine what materials were still going into ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ISO 14000: Should your Company Develop an Environmental Management System?

    Questions to Ask before investing company time & resources in EMS development: 1. Are your customers and stakeholders likely to demand you have an environmental management system in place? 2. What are the costs associated with your product that is lost to the environment? 3. Are environmental impacts of your processes creating a liability that put you or your company at risk? Environmental ...


    By ERS Global

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