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The straight scoop on green carpet
Apr '09
The 2008 Carpet and Rug Institute Sustainability Report outlines the carpet industry's progress and contributions in three areas: environment, economics, and social responsibility. Looking at information collected from 83 production facilities, here are some ways in which the carpet industry is reducing its environmental footprint:

• Significant reductions in green-house gas emissions and other air pollutants
• Water consumption reduced by 30 percent
• Reduced energy consumption
• Reduce reliance on "dirty fuels" and much greater use of renewable energy sources
• Large increase in use of post consumer waste materials in carpet production

Economic Strength
• The carpet industry is the largest manufacturing industry in Georgia, employing more than 70,000 workers nationwide, with an annual payroll of more than $4 billion.
• Annual carpet mill sales exceed $14 billion and represent a significant economic impact to Georgia and its various communities.
• The mills have invested more than $400 million to improve sustainability.

Social Responsibility
• The report highlights examples of the carpet industry's significant charitable giving, charitable work, workforce development and workplace safety.

Carpet and Rug Institute

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