CARPET manufacturers heard about ways to redesign their products to be more sustainable at the first ‘hands-on’ workshop organised by Carpet Recycling UK.
Participants explored concepts that can potentially be applied to their own manufacturing processes during The Great Recovery event, led by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
During a practical ‘Teardown’ session the composition of garments, shoes and carpets were taken apart to see how they can be redesigned for reuse or material recovery.
RSA’s circular economy expert, Mark Shayler said the sustainability of carpets could potentially be improved across the entire supply chain taking into account design, composition, materials and longevity.
CRUK Director Laurance Bird commented: ‘Carpet is a challenging composite material to recycle, so this was a great opportunity to focus on innovative design and manufacturing for the future.’
CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet, welcomes enquiries from all types of organisations interested in recycling waste carpet.
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