A KIRKLEES carpet maker has laid out its support for a recycling scheme.
Heckmondwike FB, the UK’s leading maker of fibre-bonded carpet and carpet tiles, is backing Carpet Recycling UK, a trade association which encourages the environmentally-friendly disposal of carpets when they reach the end of their “life”.
CRUK has already helped to recycle more than 8,000 tonnes of carpet and carpet tiles this year.
Most recycled carpet is shredded into small pieces and mixed with sand and other ingredients to create flexible, all-weather surfaces for equestrian use. Others are used as raw material for the plastics industry, fuel in cement kilns or for power generation.
Heckmondwike FB has achieved the ISO14001 environmental standard, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable policies and practices in its business.