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Shaw receives 7th consecutive CalRecycle award
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Four Shaw Industries Group Inc. manufacturing facilities in California have been recognized by the CalRecycle Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) for the seventh consecutive year. The awards are designed to recognize the leadership of businesses and organizations with highly successful waste-to-landfill reduction initiatives.

“Earning recognition from CalRecycle through the WRAP awards for seven straight years is a great honor,” said Shaw Vice President of Sustainability Paul Murray. “It is also a source of motivation for us to continue seeking out new opportunities and channels to further reduce waste at these facilities and all Shaw facilities – as well as to work to improve our existing processes.”

The four California facilities, which support manufacturing for the Shaw Tuftex carpet brand, frequently serve as examples of the company's commitment to Sustainability through Innovation – the Shaw Green Edge, Murray added.

“From Zero Waste to Landfill status to demonstrating best practices for water conservation and efficiency, these facilities continue to help us raise the bar on the environmental responsibility of all our operations,” he said.

According to Jim Cusick, director of manufacturing for the Tuftex division, the facilities diverted a combined total of 8.5 million pounds of waste from landfill (3.8 million lbs reused and 4.7 million lbs recycled), generating more than $1.3 million in landfill, waste reduction and reuse costs in the process.

“Reducing and eliminating waste from our operations is a fundamental part of the way we work,” Cusick said. “We are proud to serve as an example of how environmentally responsible practices can help improve overall operational and business practices.”

“This year's WRAP winners are evidence that businesses and organizations of all sizes are achieving significant waste reduction and recycling goals, all while helping protect the environment and preserve our natural resources,” said CalRecycle director Caroll Mortensen.

CalRecycle is the state's leading authority on recycling, waste reduction and product reuse, playing an important role in the stewardship of California's vast resources, and promoting innovation in technology to encourage economic and environmental sustainability.

This year's WRAP award winners diverted a combined 2.3 million tons of material from landfills – an approximate $200 million in cost savings.

Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 24,000 associates.

Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., the company manufactures and distributes carpeting, rugs, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tile for residential and commercial applications worldwide.

Shaw Industries Group Inc


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