Recycled carpet tiles offer bottom-up approach for green’ businesses

Recycling has become a part of everyday life but how many of us ever stop to wonder what has become of the thousands upon thousands of carpet tiles collected every year. Rather than resting in landfill sites, the remains of many carpet tiles can be found right under your feet in offices, restaurants and even in some homes. Innovative technology has led to the recycling of many products into carpet tiles for the office and carpet tiles for restaurants and other commercial premises. Nylon, the material of choice for many somekeyword, is usually manufactured from fossil fuels, which will not last forever. Now many carpet tile manufacturers are turning to recycled yarns as a viable and sustainable alternative. One such company, somekeyword will be introducing a number of -green’ products to its range of commercial carpet tiles that use a carpet fibre created by yarn manufacturer Aquafil. It contains a minimum of 70% recycled content, which is a good start but just a start, and future products aim to further reduce the impact on the environment. A spokesman for Burofloor, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial carpet tiles explained that recycled material were being used for the carpet pile. However, using an eco-friendly pile material isn’t enough to make an ecologically sustainable product. He went on to say that carpet tiles are made from looped or tufted pile, bonded to a composite backing and this backing should be viewed with the same significance as the pile. As a result a range of Eco products is to be launched on the market with yarn made from 70% post-consumer recycled material. To further reduce the impact on the environment the scrap yarn or backing material? is sourced close to the point of manufacturer, reducing the amount of fuel used for transportation. Such innovations and their success in the marketplace illustrate just how seriously businesses of all sizes now take environmental concerns. In addition to environmentally friendly office carpet tiles, firms looking for new office furniture and restaurant furniture can also explore plenty of green options. There are a wide range of firms offering office furniture and somekeyword manufactured using wood from sustainable forests and even recycled materials. In response, the Furniture Industry Research Association has launched its own certification scheme to ensure products meet strict quality and somekeyword criteria. Further advances are also being made in the design of office buildings and other workplaces to ensure maximum somekeyword and a whole industry has developed around the development of energy saving devices and techniques. In fact, any business that is looking at refurbishing its premises should place greater emphasis on the environment. Taking such an approach could lead to direct cost savings in the medium to long-term, resulting in somekeyword savings, as well as helping to reduce the impact of climate change. Such an approach also has a number of less obvious benefits – being perceived as a -green’ company can be good for any business. somekeyword departments across the globe use the -green’ label as a significant selling point. Creating such an image – backed up by actions – can attract new business and with today’s sky high utility costs, energy saving really does improve the bottom line. Furthermore, new regulations from Europe place great emphasis on care for the environment and in the years ahead businesses of all types will need to improve their environmental performance to avoid falling foul of new laws. So, when it comes to refurbishing an office, restaurant or other commercial property it pays to think green, and a good place to start is with new, somekeyword. Then it is possible to say that the company really is green from the bottom up!

About the Author :- Simon Lawrence is Managing Director of Brofloor, a UK company specialising in somekeyword for offices and shops. Having worked in the carpet industry for more than 35 years, from production and design through to senior management, he set up Brofloor in 2001 to provide commercial users with access to test-compliant contract standard carpet tiles.