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Consumer demand for carpet recycling rising
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May '12
Responding to the rising concern of consumers regarding options to discard used carpets, increasing number of retailers are now opening up to the idea of taking back or recycling the unwanted carpets, said Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK), industry's association for recycling and reusing carpet.

Today there are over 30 recyclers in the UK who process carpet waste.

Meanwhile, CRUK is actively trying to divert more and more of UK's annual carpet waste of 400,000 tons from landfill to recycling. It aims to divert around 25 percent of the waste from landfill by 2015. The proportion increased from 2010's 10 percent to 16.5 percent in 2011.

CRUK Co-ordinator Jane Gardner said they came across several queries on sustainability of carpets and regarding recycling old carpets, both from the consumers and retailers at the 2012 Buying Groups' National Flooring Show.

The consumers were of the view that while they recycle mostly all other household wastes including clothing, bottles, cans and papers, why can't this be done with carpets too.

She said they were buoyed by such good response and added that the retailers they spoke with, were keen to extend taking back used carpets and provide recycling services to their consumers. These forward-looking retailers are the entrepreneurs of the retail world, she added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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