Recycling & Reuse

Conserving resources and reducing waste through recycling and reuse of materials.

Universal Textile Technologies Announces Recycling Partnership with Grand Teton National Park

Green Infrastructure - extile Technologies Announces Recycling Partnership with Grand Teton National Park.  Universal Textile Technologies Announces Recycling Partnership with Grand Teton National Park. Universal Textile Technologies, (UTT), today announced a new initiative to include bottles collected from Grand Teton National Park into its manufacturing process. UTT converts the plastic bottles into a non-woven fleece material used to manufacture high-performance environmentally friendly backing for carpet and synthetic turf products

Universal Textile Technologies Announces Recycling Partnership with Grand Teton National Park

December 2011, Dalton, GA-Universal Textile Technologies, (UTT), today announced a new initiative to include bottles collected from Grand Teton National Park into its manufacturing process. UTT converts the plastic bottles into a non-woven fleece material used to manufacture high-performance environmentally friendly backing for carpet and synthetic turf products. Now termed the PET Park Project, UTT is working in partnership with The Grand Teton National Park, Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling, CPE, Inc., and the United Soybean Board (USB). Read More »

Empire Today Launches Carpet & Padding Recycling Program For A Greener Tomorrow

Green Lifestyles - Empire Today, a national leader in the installed home improvement and home furnishings industry, announces today that it has taken a major step towards minimizing the environmental impact of their day-to-day operations by participating in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and initiating a recycling program. A Leading National Provider in the Installed Home Improvement and Home Furnishings Industry Launches Recycling Program in Select Service Areas

Northlake, Ill.- Empire Today, a national leader in the installed home improvement and home furnishings industry, announces today that it has taken a major step towards minimizing the environmental impact of their day-to-day operations by participating in the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and initiating a recycling program. Through a partnership with CLEAR (Carpet Landfill Elimination And Recycling), 100% the carpet and padding removed by our residential, small business and commercial installers that can be recycled, will be recycled. In first quarter 2011, Empire piloted the new program in select service areas. Since then, over six million pounds of carpet and padding have been recycled. The program is currently operational in over 25 of Empire’s service areas and will continue expanding throughout the remainder of the year. Read More »

September 27th is Earth Overshoot Day

Green Lifestyles - September 27th is Earth Overshoot Day. Humanity has exhausted the budget of what nature can provide this yearHumanity has exhausted the budget of what nature can provide this year

Oakland, CA — – Humanity is surpassing nature’s budget for the year, and is moving into the ecological equivalent of overdraft, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international research organization with offices in California and Geneva.

Similarly to the way a bank statement tracks income against expenditures, Global Footprint Network tracks human demand on nature (for example, for providing food, producing raw materials and absorbing CO2) against nature’s capacity to regenerate those resources and absorb the waste. Its calculations show that, in approximately nine months, we have surpassed a level of demand on resources that the planet would be able to sustainably support this year. Read More »

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