25% by 2015 - The Carpet Recycling Challenge


Source: Axion Group

The Carpet Recycling Challenge – 25% by 2015, is the theme of the second Annual Carpet Recycling UK Conference.  Organised by Carpet Recycling UK, the conference will be held at The Institute of Engineering & Technology in Birmingham on Tuesday July 6 2010.

Managed by Axion Consulting, Carpet Recycling UK is an industry-backed association at the forefront of research and development into new methods for recycling and reusing carpet. The conference will share thoughts and progress on efforts made to boost the current carpet recycling rate from 2% to 25% and speakers will address issues on how to stimulate investment and build sector capacity to meet the challenge.

As well as networking opportunities and a Question Time session hosted by a panel of industry experts, more than 100 delegates will hear disseminations of the latest research projects and how these are contributing to advances in carpet recycling. These include case studies highlighting the use of Near Infrared (NIR) sorting technology to determine the recyclability of different types of carpet, carpet re-use and polypropylene recovery and second life products.

Laurance Bird, Director and co-founder of Carpet Recycling UK, says the event will give both members and non-members of Carpet Recycling UK the chance to share expertise and knowledge on how to take the initiative forward.

He says: “At just 2%, carpet recycling is still in its infancy in the UK. This event offers businesses across the supply chain the chance to hear about breakthroughs, successes and how they can work together to achieve this target. It’s early days yet, but there are firms who see huge opportunity in preventing waste carpet going to landfill with potential for material recovery from a difficult and largely-ignored waste stream.”

Carpet Recycling UK is a not for profit membership association set up in 2008 by industry leaders to develop viable solutions to carpet waste. The association covers the carpet value chain and waste recovery sector, so members are ideally positioned to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in carpet recycling. Contact Carpet Recycling UK on 0161 440 8325 or visit www.carpetrecyclinguk.com.

Axion Consulting develops and operates innovative processing solutions for recycling waste materials. This division was created in response to increased demand from a wide range of clients within the recycling and process industries for practical development of new processing and collection methods. For more information, contact Axion Consulting Ltd on 0161 426 7731 or visit www.axionconsulting.co.uk 


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