By Amanda Smith-Teutsch, Waste & Recycling News
Aurora, Colorado -- Members of the ReSource Commercial Flooring Network diverted 6.8 million pounds (3000 tonnes) of carpet and carpet waste from landfills in 2009, the Aurora-based organisation said.
Members of the network work to reduce and eliminate waste in carpet projects. The carpet waste material is recycled or reclaimed for other projects, according to the network's Web site.
The 2009 figure is a major increase over 2008, when members diverted 1.7 million pounds of carpet waste from landfills. This year's goal is 5 million pounds.
The ReSource Commercial Flooring Network is a member-owned network of professional commercial flooring contractors located throughout the US.