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Carpet Recycling UK: how retailers benefit by recycling carpet

Retailers can gain practical advice and tips on how to recycle carpets that can generate significant savings on disposal costs in two seminar sessions hosted by Carpet Recycling UK at the Harrogate Flooring Show on 18th and 20th September 2016.

CRUK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet, will also be exhibiting at stand M35 during the three-day event.

Both seminar sessions will begin with a talk from Jane Gardner of CRUK and will provide an overview of the latest developments in carpet recycling and updates on its progress towards its 60% landfill diversion target by 2020. Landfill diversion of carpets has increased from 2% to 31% over the past eight years.

The first seminar at 3pm on Sunday will incorporate a talk from Simon Wells of Kenburn Waste Management, a CRUK member, who will explain how compacting waste can help to bulk up carpet volumes for onward transport to recyclers and ultimately save money on waste disposal costs.

On Tuesday at 10.45am following Jane’s update, Peter Steel of Linney Cooper, another CRUK member, will unveil ‘The Secret of Carpet Recycling’ and outline the thought processes and steps retailers should consider to make recycling work for them.

Commenting on the achievements of Carpet Recycling UK, Director Laurance Bird said: “Thanks to on-going support from our core funders who are leading the way for sustainability within the carpet value chain, the reuse and recycling of waste carpet across the UK continues to rise year on year.

“This is very encouraging, yet there is still much that we can do. Our seminar was the best-attended in 2015, so we’re delighted to have been allocated two seminar slots at this year’s show.”

Carpet Recycling UK welcomes enquiries from all types of organisations interested in finding new outlets for their waste carpet. For more information, please call Marie Rhodes on 0161 440 8325 or email: [email protected]  or visit

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