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Understand your existing waste and recycling contracts, says Carpet Recycling UK

CARPET Recycling UK (CRUK) is urging visitors to the Buying Groups National Flooring Show (BGNFS) between 10-11 May to bring knowledge and information of their current waste and recycling contracts with them if they want help in finding sustainable solutions for their carpet and textile flooring wastes.

Exhibiting on stand P230 in the Platinum Showroom at the Cranmore Park venue, the not-for-profit association will be offering advice on latest outlets for carpet and textile flooring wastes with retailers and manufacturers alike.

CRUK manager Adnan Zeb-Khan says: ‘We’re encouraging people to come equipped with knowing their existing waste and recycling contracts, such as how much they spend, which contractors they use, and to have some knowledge about their different waste streams and where they’re going.
‘With this preparation and by understanding your waste streams and all associated costs, we can then see if we’re able to help you further.’

He continues: ‘If you’re currently segregating your waste materials, you may already be on a sustainable disposal journey. But you need to know where the waste is going, so ask your waste management provider. How much did you produce, what did you spend over the past six to 12 months on your waste management contract and how is it being treated? Companies are invited to talk to us about our membership – join us to help your organisation to stay abreast of industry developments, new and developing technologies and collaborate with the sector to increase sustainability.’

With 80% engagement from the carpet and textile flooring sector, CRUK works with the whole supply chain to develop viable solutions for carpet and other textile flooring waste, such as carpet tiles, rugs and underlay.

Through its growing 136-strong membership, 17 core members and extensive network, CRUK says it’s helping the sector create new circular initiatives, as well as providing regular updates on policy, legislation and advances in treatment and technologies to process and recycle carpet and textile flooring waste.

CRUK’s 17 core members are Balsan, Betap, Brintons Carpets, Condor Group, Cormar Carpets, ege Carpets, Furlong Flooring, Gradus, Headlam Group, IVC Commercial, Likewise Floors, Milliken, Modulyss, Rawson Carpet Solutions, Shaw, Tarkett and Victoria Group. They’re taking voluntary producer responsibility for the products they place on the market and striving to reduce waste in production as well as for their customers, helping to create cost savings.

Adnan adds: ‘At BGNFS, we’re looking forward to meeting you, making new connections and strengthening existing ones. Do come and see us!’

Latest CRUK figures reveal that the industry is diverting about 70% of textile flooring waste from landfill. About 470,000 tonnes of carpet and textile flooring waste arises annually in the UK.

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