Shaw Plans New Carpet Recycling Facility in Georgia

Posted on July 1, 2014

We’re pleased to share an exciting update from Shaw, a leading carpet manufacturer and CARE partner! Along with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Shaw announced last week its plans to expand its carpet recycling portfolio to include a new facility in Ringgold, Georgia – to be known as Evergreen Ringgold. The facility will recycle nylon and polyester carpet into high-purity post-consumer recycled material that can be used in a broad range of applications.

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This more than $17 million investment will convert what was previously a rug distribution center into a post-consumer carpet recycling facility. Evergreen Ringgold is scheduled to open in 2015 and will create 70 new jobs.

Complementing Shaw’s existing portfolio of recycling solutions – including elutriation, waste-to-energy, Re2E and Evergreen Augusta operations – Evergreen Ringgold supports Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle commitment and efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of the landfill.

“Evergreen Ringgold expands our efforts to keep end-of-use carpet out of landfills,” states Paul Murray, Shaw Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs and CARE Board of Directors member. “By expanding our recycling portfolio, we are illustrating our continued commitment to converting something that historically may have been seen as waste into a resource that has a longer life in the economy.”

Shaw has recycled more than 700 million pounds of carpet since 2006 via the company’s take-back program and an expansive reclamation network.  Bob Peoples, CARE Executive Director said, “Shaw has been and continues to be a leader in post-consumer carpet recycling. This is another major commitment by Shaw and reinforces their commitment to sustainability in the carpet industry.”

To learn more about this exciting development for Shaw and the carpet recycling industry, read the complete announcement featured in Recycling Today.