Numerous enquiries from retailers and flooring contractors interested in diverting carpet waste from landfill made 2019’s BGNFS a success for Carpet Recycling UK, the not-for-profit association for reusing and recycling waste carpet.
“Retailer buying groups, such as CRUK associate members Flooring One, Metro and Greendale, support our efforts and how we can help members to further improve their environmental credentials by recycling their carpet waste,” comments Adnan Zeb-Khan, CRUK Scheme Manager. “Retailers and flooring contractors continue to express interest in diverting carpet waste from landfill and recognise the opportunities that this can generate for their businesses.”
CRUK member Kenburn demonstrated how, through efficient compaction, their ‘Carpet Crusher’ can reduce costs associated with haulage of bulky carpet waste.
With over 60 flooring supplier category members – representing well over half of CRUK’s total membership – this sector is successfully engaging with their customer base through social media, helping to spread the ‘carpet recycling’ message.
“By supporting our retailer members’ recycling endeavours with Point of Sale promotional packs, membership certificates and a listing on the CRUK website, we confirm their commitment to improving their environmental credentials – and contributing to the circular economy,” adds Adnan.
Flooring manufacturers of carpet tile, carpets and underlay are engaging with CRUK in ongoing sustainability related to design and production of new products.
CRUK’s stand, all ready for the show which took place on 14-15 May