Future prospects and direction for carpet and textile flooring waste
Legislation and Government policy influencing the carpet and textile flooring sector’s creation of circular initiatives will be a key focus at Carpet Recycling UK’s (CRUK) much-anticipated Annual Conference, Dinner and Awards Event at the voco® St. John’s Solihull on June 21st and 22nd 2023.
Through their 138-strong membership, 17 core members and extensive UK-wide and international outreach, the not-for-profit association is helping the sector on its sustainability journey to reduce and recycle textile flooring waste such as residential and commercial broadloom carpet, carpet tiles, event carpets and underlay.
CRUK’s conference will offer its members and wider network dissemination and networking opportunities for UK, EU and international decision makers from across the supply chain. Returning as keynote speaker and CRUK Awards presenter will be Bob Peoples, Executive Director of the US-based Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and Keynote speaker Hans-Peter Breuer (GUT-Prodis) who will provide updates on sector developments in the EU and Product Passports initiatives.
Other topics to be explored are UK waste policy, challenges and opportunities of the Circular Economy for the carpet sector, EPDs and how these relate to carbon calculating and net-zero targets. Plus, a leading retailer will be highlighting consumer concerns about carpet waste and, what they want to see and know about sustainable products on the market.
Speakers will also be giving an insight into achievements by the sector, updates on research projects and technology advances in treating carpet and textile flooring. Last year’s popular panel discussions will also be held on both days.
The event provides sponsorship opportunities for organisations to promote and demonstrate their green credentials and support for the sector’s developments, plus there is an exhibitor area for showcasing products and services.
The popular Carpet Recycling UK annual member awards will recognise and reward companies and organisations who are taking voluntary and proactive action to demonstrate and drive sustainability in the carpet and textile flooring sector. They are helping the sector to reduce waste and use textile flooring waste as a resource.
The five categories are Recycler of the Year; Reuse Member of the Year; Take Back Partner of the Year, Recycling Champion of the Year and Circular Economy Initiative of the Year.
Adnan Zeb-Khan, CRUK Scheme Manager comments: “Our comprehensive two-day conference programme will explore the important legislative and policy implications for the sector through a range of expert speakers making it a must-attend event.
“We are looking forward to welcoming lots of familiar and new faces at our 2023 Conference where we can share numerous exciting, sustainable and important developments for our sector.”
CRUK’s 17 core members are Balsan, Betap, Brintons Carpets, Condor Group, Cormar Carpets, ege Carpets, Furlong Flooring, Gradus, Headlam Group, IVC Commercial, Likewise Floors, Milliken, Modulyss, Rawson Carpet Solutions, Shaw, Tarkett and Victoria Group. They are taking voluntary producer responsibility for the products they place on the market and striving to reduce waste in production as well as for their customers, helping to create cost savings.