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  • Carpet Recycling UK inspires retailers to recycle carpet waste

    More retailers have been inspired to start recycling their carpet waste and benefit from savings in disposal costs following Carpet Recycling UK’s presence at the 2013 Harrogate Flooring Show. CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet, attracted record levels of interest through its stand and seminar sessions, which highlighted the significant economic and ...


    By Axion Group

  • More retailers keen to recycle carpet waste, says Carpet Recycling UK

    More and more retailers are signing up to recycle their carpet waste as they recognise the twin benefits of potential disposal cost savings and the ability to offer an enhanced customer service, according to Carpet Recycling UK. Increased numbers of outlets throughout the UK accepting all types of waste carpet for re-use or recycling along with innovative and ...


    By Axion Group

  • Recycling waste carpet helps retail business, says Carpet Recycling UK

    Waste carpet take-back schemes that divert material from landfill for recycling can help retailers win and retain business; enhancing their customer service while also reducing their environmental impact. Carpet Recycling UK is promoting this strong sustainability theme at its Harrogate Flooring Show debut in September. Located on Stand C34A, the industry-backed ...


    By Axion Group

  • More retailers interested in recycling carpet

    More retailers are interested in recycling carpet in response to rising requests from consumers for responsible disposal solutions to their end-of-life carpets and installation off-cuts, according to Carpet Recycling UK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Speaking after May’s 2013 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, CRUK Director Laurance Bird said: ...


    By Axion Group

  • 25% by 2015 - The Carpet Recycling Challenge

    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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises

    The volume of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK has shown a modest increase with 175,252 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2018, according to Carpet Recycling UK. This represents a diversion rate of 44% - up from 42% and an increase of 7,252 tonnes on 2017, the not for profit membership association reports. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each year in the ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK conference inspires ‘design for recycling’

    Inspiration for manufacturers to design new carpet products for recycling or reuse at end of life was a key theme at Carpet Recycling UK’s sixth Annual Conference, held in Birmingham in June. Record attendances for the 2014 event saw delegates relishing networking opportunities at the pre-conference dinner, sponsored for the third year running by Invista, manufacturers of ANTRON® Carpet ...


    By Carpet Recycling UK Limited

  • Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

      Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK.     ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: championing resource recovery from carpets

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2016 Annual Conference and Awards Event moves to a new venue - Leicester City Football Club – where the June 29th event’s theme will be ‘championing resource recovery from carpets’ with guest host and keynote speaker, celebrity architect and designer Oliver Heath. Drawing inspiration from the success of the ‘Premier League ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 35%

    More carpet waste in the UK was diverted from landfill in 2016 with 142,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. This 14% increase on 2015 (125,000 tonnes) represents a diversion rate of 35% - up from just 2% in 9 years. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arise each ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference – sustainability throughout the carpet supply chain

    Carpet Recycling UK’s Annual Conference returns to Birmingham on June 11th with a comprehensive programme covering developments in thinking and practice around sustainability across the carpet supply chain. Preceding the one-day event at the city’s Institute of Engineering and Technology will be a networking Awards Dinner on June 10th with conference sponsorship again ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK reports record 2011 recycling figures

    Almost 6,000 tonnes of carpet waste was diverted from landfill in the UK by seven UK-based manufacturing members of Carpet Recycling UK during 2011 – representing a diversion rate of 85% and a 50% increase on 2010. These manufacturers prevented 5,983 tonnes of waste carpet offcuts going into landfill – with a record-breaking amount of 4,948 tonnes ...


    By Carpet Recycling UK Limited

  • Carpet Recycling UK leading the industry on sustainability

    Significant support from Carpet Recycling UK’s core funders has been crucial in the industry’s achievement of diverting rising volumes of waste carpet from landfill within the last decade. Last year’s 28% landfill diversion rate saw waste carpet given a ‘second life’ in various applications. Recognising the commitment and contribution from core funders and members, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Guidance on re-using and recycling used carpet

    A practical interactive guide has been published to encourage more re-use and recycling of used carpet arising from all types of refurbishment schemes. Best practices for extending carpet lifetime and for refurbishment specification are also highlighted in the user-friendly document. Carpet Recycling UK was commissioned by WRAP, the UK’s resource efficiency experts, to write the report, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference spotlighted innovation

    Innovation in waste prevention, recycling and extracting energy from carpet waste were key subjects explored by international experts at Carpet Recycling UK’s fourth Annual Conference in July. New topics that generated a buzz among the 100 delegates in Birmingham, UK included the conversion of synthetic carpet waste to oil and electricity, plus the creation of ...


    By Axion Group

  • Consumers and commercial demand driving carpet recycling

    Energy generation, equestrian surface materials and even the power of social media raising consumer awareness are all helping to drive growth in the reuse and recycling of waste carpet. Commercial sector demand for sustainability is another factor in future growth of tackling the 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arising in the UK each year, delegates at the ninth Carpet Recycling UK 2017 Annual ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet Recycling UK lays down the challenge

    Leading carpet manufacturers have significantly strengthened their commitment and financial support to Carpet Recycling UK and its creation of a fully-funded industry body to meet the industry target of 25% landfill diversion by 2015. Renewed focus by the 14 CRUK manufacturing members includes developing more outlets for carpet recycling in the UK, as well as increasing the uptake of carpet ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carpet America Recovery Effort VP to open Carpet Recycling UK Conference

    Carpet Recycling UK’s third Annual Conference opens in Birmingham, UK on July 5th with a wide-ranging, two-day programme covering key developments in tackling carpet waste, including latest recycling technologies and new outlets for recovered material. More than 100 delegates are expected at the Institute of Engineering and Technology where the ...


    By Axion Group

  • Landfill diversion of carpet waste continues to rise says Carpet Recycling UK

    Diversion of carpet from landfill continues its upward trend, rising to a new record-breaking 113,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2014, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. It’s an increase of 6,000 tonnes on 2013 (107,000 tonnes) representing a diversion rate of 28%. Around 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arises each year in the UK. The industry ...


    By Axion Group

  • UK company launches new carpet recycling service

    Specialist recycling company and Carpet Recycling UK member, 4Recycling Ltd has launched a pioneering new service to increase collection and recycling of waste carpet in the UK. The firm, which specialises in waste consultancy and the cost effective and innovative recycling of industry by-products, can now accept mixed loads of any type of wool-rich or synthetic ...


    By Axion Group

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