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Showcasing 10 years of resource recovery at Harrogate Flooring Show
Published August 2018

Harrogate 2017

Carpet Recycling UK will be showcasing ten years of resource recovery from waste carpet at the 2018 Harrogate Flooring Show on September 16th to 18th where the focus will be on supporting the flooring sector to increase recycling and reuse of these materials, thereby helping to reduce disposal costs.

In its 10th anniversary year, the industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet reports consistently higher numbers of enquiries from flooring companies that are keen to improve their efforts to divert carpet from landfill and to offer recycling services to their customers.

Retailers and contractors can join as new members at the show with advice and details available from CRUK's friendly team on stand number M35.

CRUK Director Laurance Bird comments: "With strong on-going support from our core funders who are leading the way for sustainability within the carpet value chain, the reuse and recycling of waste carpet across the UK has continued to rise year on year since 2008 when CRUK was founded."

"At this year's show, we are looking forward to following up conversations with our many enquirers and with more outlets in the North East and South East, we should be able to help more retailers and contractors."

Laurance added: "It is definitely worth returning to our stand for a chat and to find out which recycling options will work for you based on your geographical location, types of carpet waste and volumes. It also offers an opportunity to find out if compacting waste using a 'carpet crusher' is financially feasible."

CRUK was founded in 2008 to tackle the 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arising in the UK annually. Its core funders are Cormar Carpets, Lifestyle Floors/Headlam, Brintons Carpets, DESSO, ege, Milliken, and Balsan. In 2017, 168,000 tonnes of carpet were reused, recycled or recovered for energy.

Useful stand numbers for the show:

Looking forward to seeing you there.


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