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Circular resource approach for sustainable carpeting

by Ofentse Sefolo
Circular resource approach for sustainable carpeting

Danish flooring producer, Ege Carpets, recently won the first Circularity City Product Award for its ReForm Collection, thereby cementing its position as a leader in sustainable carpet manufacturing. At the German construction industry trade fair, NordBAU in Neumünster, where the new awards were launched, Ege’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager, Dorthe Aaboe Kallestrup, demonstrated how the range is a completely sustainable material choice for new construction as well as renovations.

ReForm Memory Ecotrust consists of a tile face and a backing. The tile face is crafted from Econyl yarn which is both regenerated and regenerable. It is manufactured from industrial waste such as fishing nets that are collected from the oceans and transformed into new nylon products such as carpet yarn. In the last phase of the product lifecycle, the tile face can be collected and transformed into new nylon products. This results in a closed circle in which the nylon can be incorporated into new products over and over again.

The jury for the new Nordic Circularity City Product Awards for sustainable products in the built environment in Northern Europe and Nordic countries particularly expressed enthusiasm for the fact that Ege Carpets had succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions by 53% since 2007, and for the company’s circular resource approach in production and the after-use phase of the product.

KBAC Flooring, currently in its 50th year of operation, is the sole South African distributor of Ege Carpets.

For more information, contact KBAC Flooring on +27 (11) 608 4270 or +27 (21) 462 3446 or via www.kbacflooring.co.za.

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