Thursday, February 27, 2014

Interface leaps toward Mission Zero goal

Did you know Interface is not only the world’s largest carpet tile manufacturer, but also an environmental pioneer? The company began Mission Zero, its journey to become a fully sustainable manufacturer with zero negative impact, in 1996 – and has recently announced several exciting steps toward this goal.

Specifically at its European manufacturing facility in Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands, Interface is:
·         Operating with 100% renewable energy (both electricity and gas)
·         Using virtually no water in manufacturing
·         Achieving zero waste to landfill 

These accomplishments have helped Interface achieve a 95% water reduction and 90% carbon reduction across its European factories – and represent a significant leap toward its Mission Zero pledge.

But don’t mistake these recent milestones as Interface becoming complacent. The company is still on track to fully reach Mission Zero by 2020.

Read more about Interface’s recent sustainable efforts on the company’s website and by viewing the video below. Because of accomplishments like these, we’re proud to have Interface as a CARE sustaining partner!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Turning one million pounds of carpet into wood alternative

In just a little over 12 months on the market, NyloDeck® has reached an impressive milestone: one million pounds of carpet have been recycled into their superior composite decking material.

NyloDeck® is prepared from recycled nylon carpet fiber bonded by a VOC-free resin and contains no wood or PVC. The strength of the carpet fibers is key to making NyloDeck® one of the strongest and durable, yet lightweight, decking materials available. It also happens to be impermeable to moisture, which also makes it resistant to mold, mildew, stains, and swelling. Termites don’t like it either.

NyloDeck® is dyed all the way through the board and then embossed with a natural looking three-dimensional finish. This process allows it to be made in a variety of colors with unique grains similar to those found in natural wood. However, these boards won’t fade or splinter over time and are scratch-resistant.

In celebration of their achievement, NyloBoard (parent company of NyloDeck) invites Facebook users to take a guess at this question: If one giant red carpet was the only source for NyloDeck’s one million pounds of recycled carpet fiber used, what percentage of the Las Vegas strip would it cover? Guess correctly and you could win a prize!