New organisation Carpet Recycling UK formed in March 2008 to reduce the landfill burden of carpets, and recover valuable raw materials for reuse.
Contact: Kate Atkinson, Carpet Recycling UK 01793 848110
March 31st, 2008, Swindon : Carpet Recycling UK has been formed as an alliance of carpet manufacturers who want to increase recycling rates. They are supported by all sections of the carpet value chain, including recyclers.
This new initiative was the idea of Kate Atkinson who has had extensive experience in the fledgling carpet recycling industry. Kate is supported by carpet industry veterans Laurance Bird and Bill Tippett bringing broad experience in carpet manufacturing and supply across domestic and commercial end uses.
The strategy of Carpet Recycling UK is to put the UK carpet industry in a leadership position on recycling of end-of-life carpet. Recent developments in UK mean that the time is ripe for take-up and growth of carpet recycling.
Market evaluation has demonstrated that the cost of collecting and sorting residential carpets can be offset by savings in landfill charges. There is already widespread demand amongst local authorities nationwide for this service, especially given the increase in the landfill tax escalator from April 2008.
In the commercial sector there is a growing demand from government and corporate procurement to ensure that end-of-life carpets are recycled and not landfilled. Construction Site Waste Management Plans being implemented from April 2008 are also expected to increase the pressure for recycling carpets and tiles.
Carpet Recycling UK will develop a strong carpet recycling industry by:
- Raising awareness at government level so that appropriate support is available through recycling agencies and regulatory regimes.
- Creating a database of technical and market information and commissioning research to fill key gaps.
- Accrediting carpet recyclers according to environmental performance
- Providing a focal point for enquiries from members of the public as well as industry participants about carpet recycling.
Membership of Carpet Recycling UK is being led by Founder Members:
With Value Chain Support from:
|Allied||Greenback Recycling||Loughton Contracts||Spruce Carpets|
All these Founder Members are to be congratulated on stepping forward to lead this new initiative.
Companies wishing to join can do so by contacting us at the phone numbers below to express their interest, and full details of membership fees, together with aims and objectives of Carpet Recycling UK, will be supplied.
|Kate Atkinson||Laurance Bird|
|160 High Street||Tel : 0116 2792948|
|Wootton Bassett||Mob : 07757 862189|
|Wiltshire SN4 7BT|
|Tel : 01793 848110||Bill Tippett|
|Mob : 07787 160169||Tel : 01539 728162|
|Mob : 07771 971841|