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Carpet Recycling Moves Beyond Twist & Shout

THE sixth annual conference of Carpet Recycling UK on June 24, in Birmingham will report on new developments and innovations across all sectors of the carpet waste supply chain.
The day-long event, expected to be attended by 100 delegates, will be preceded the night before by a networking dinner at the city’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, sponsored for the third year by Invista, producer of Antron carpet fibres.
For the first time, CRUK’s annual conference will feature an awards ceremony recognising members in four categories – both individuals and organisations – who have made important contributions to the sector: Innovation in recycling; take back partner of the year; re-use member of the year and recycling champion.
‘So much work has been undertaken in the last few years to advance carpet recycling and re-use,’ says CRUK director Laurance Bird. ‘Having exceeded our 25% landfill diversion target two years early, the time has come to celebrate the achievements of those who are leading the way in this field.’
Parallel breakout sessions will focus on technological developments, recycling and collection schemes, plus presentations covering a host of manufacturing and sustainability issues within the waste hierarchy.
Of interest to organisations seeking outlets for their carpet waste as well as carpet manufacturers and firms interested in new recycling technologies, the conference will also examine topics such as waste prevention/redesign, take back schemes and good practice to encourage greater re-use and recycling of carpet.
Contributors to the circular economy sessions will include Mike Walters from John Lewis Partnership with an update on the national roll-out of the department store’s carpet off-cuts recycling scheme. The international speaker line-up includes Bob Peoples, executive director of the US-based Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).
Laurance continues: ‘This year, our circular economy theme reflects the excellent progress we have made towards encouraging treatment of carpet waste as a resource rather than a waste material destined for landfill.’
To register, contact Marie Rhodes
T: 0161 440 8325

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