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Editorial: European Directives Are Driving Initiatives for Carpet Recycling and Re-Use
published in Issue 87, 4th quarter 2011
The recycling of carpets and carpet tiles in Europe is set to increase significantly as companies take steps to comply with targets for 2020 contained in the EU's Waste Framework Directive. According to a report from the UK-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the best solutions in terms of maximising resource efficiency gains and minimising the impact on climate change are likely to be landfill bans coupled with a requirement to sort materials. This report provides insight and analysis on environmentally-friendly schemes being established by a number of companies in Europe which are trying to reduce the amount of carpet waste that goes to landfill -- namely Aquafil, Desso, Filature Miroglio, Forbo Flooring Systems, Greenback Recycling, Penthouse Carpets, Protomax and Sellers. In addition, the report assesses the role of WRAP, whose work focuses on market development and support to drive forward recycling and materials resource efficiency.
- Editorial: European Directives Are Driving Initiatives for Carpet Recycling and Re-Use
- Separating Fibres from Carpet Backing
- Take Back Schemes
- Schemes for Recycling and Reusing Fibres and Polymers
- Designing Carpet Backings for Recyclability
- Composites and Other Materials from Carpet Waste
- The Role of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK
- Recycling of Textile Waste in Europe
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