|June 2012 WRED Event|
In the Loop: The NW Carpet Recycling Value Chain
June 21, 2012
More than 100,000 tons of carpet enter the waste stream in Washington each year, and about 98 percent is disposed in landfills. However, carpet recycling is on the rise. During the past two years, carpet recycling has become a more viable practice. As carpet processing (separating constituent materials) has increased in the Pacific Northwest, more carpet sellers and installers are able to divert used carpeting for recycling. Hauling companies and sorting facilities have an increased role in moving carpet to processors, and a growing number of companies create new products from the carpet-derived materials. The carpet recycling value chain now exists and continues to develop in our region.
Recognizing this significant milestone in carpet recycling, King County Solid Waste Division and Seattle Public Utilities teamed up with the Washington State Recycling Association to present a half-day exhibition and informational summit, "In the Loop: The NW Carpet Recycling Value Chain.”
ExhibitorsRemoval, Collection and Hauling: Division 9 Flooring, Empire Today, Washington State Floor Covering Association
Sorting and Consolidating: CDL Recycle, Pacific Urethane, NW Carpet Recycling Project, CARE, Recovery 1
This Washington Recycles Every Day event was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors. Thank you!
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