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Carpet recyclers seeking new frontiers

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) is expanding its geographical coverage of the UK, offering the flooring sector more options for reuse and recycling of carpet and carpet tile scrap, especially in Scotland.

The not-for-profit membership association says the addition of a facility near Edinburgh will provide beneficial sustainable treatment and disposal routes for carpet waste for flooring companies north of the border. A second outlet is on the way in Scotland.

Tackling car carpets

Carpet Recycling UK is also setting up a new outlet in the nort-east of the country for treatment of post-consumer carpet waste and carpets from the automotive sector as well as in Merseyside for carpet tile reuse and recycling.

Local solutions

‘Expanding our carpet waste recycling and reuse facilities across the UK is great news for sustainability in the flooring sector,’ says CRUK’s Adnan Zeb-Khan. ‘It offers flooring contractors, retailers and manufacturers more local solutions to divert material otherwise destined for landfill, thereby encouraging its reuse as a sustainable resource and recycling where possible,’ he argues.

Producer involvement

CRUK currently has more than 110 members. Its core funders are Cormar Carpets, Lifestyle Floors/Headlam, Brintons Carpets, DESSO, ege Carpets, Milliken, and Balsan.

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