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.
“We continually strive to make a positive impact on the communities we live in and service each and every day,” said Steve Silvers, chief executive officer for Empire Today. “Our goal is to be a leading retail floor covering recycler in the United States, moving millions of pounds of carpet and padding from landfills to recycling facilities.”
This program is a significant step forward in Empire’s efforts to support Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification initiatives for our small business and commercial customers.
Empire also offers Empire Carpet, Empire Flooring and Empire Window Treatments that are energy efficient, sustainable or made from recycled materials. For more information about Empire Today’s recycling program and eco-friendly products click here.
About Empire Today
Empire Today, LLC, also commonly known as Empire Carpet, has been a leading provider of installed home improvements and home furnishings for Over 50 Years. Empire provides services to residential and business customers with a wide selection of products suitable for homes, small businesses, organizations and commercial applications. Our line of quality, name-brand products includes: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Ceramic, Vinyl Flooring and Window Treatments. The company provides shop-at-home convenience or on-site consultation, next day professional installation on many products, quality products at great prices, and world-class service to more than 45 major metropolitan areas in the United States. Empire Today for a greener tomorrow - a leader in floor covering recycling. For more information, call 800-588-2300, visit their site.