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More retailers recognise the value of recycling carpet waste

More retailers and flooring contractors are interested in diverting waste carpet from landfill and recognising the opportunities that this can generate for their businesses, reports Carpet Recycling UK.

Speaking after exhibiting at the 2017 Buying Groups' National Flooring Show, Solihull in May, CRUK Director Laurance Bird said: "It's great to hear how businesses have invested in recycling carpets based on our advice and returned to our stand to thank us for cost savings achieved and sustainability advances made."

Growing interest in diverting carpets from landfill is helping to boost CRUK's retailer membership, which now totals more than 50. "It was rewarding to hear how communications to consumers about recycling their waste have strengthened business opportunities for them," added Laurance.

Carpet Recycling UK supports its retail members' recycling endeavours with Point of Sale promotional packs, membership certificates and a listing on the CRUK website, confirming their commitment to improving their environmental credentials.

Collecting, segregating and recycling of clean fitting offcuts provides a route to further reducing waste disposal costs for retailers and creates more market opportunities by keeping it out of the general 'dirty' mixed waste streams.

Carpet Recycling UK's 2017 Annual one-day Conference and Awards Event sets its sights on Circular Economy goals at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st, offering an inspirational programme and ample networking opportunities. To register for the conference or for more information, please call Marie Rhodes on 0161 440 8325 or visit:

www.carpetrecyclinguk.com/book_for_conference_2017.php

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