Leading our industry in carpet reclamation and recycling, Shaw takes more than 100 million pounds of carpet annually, processing it through our extensive internal portfolio of recycling options.
Our EcoWorx product platform allows us to leverage opportunities for recycling in all global markets through our Environmental Guarantee – anchoring our commitment to environmental responsibility and our philosophy for continuous improvement.
Guaranteed reclamation and recycling.
EcoWorx products are backed with an Environmental Guarantee. It’s our way of saying, “We want it back.”
Australia & New Zealand Guarantee: Shaw will transport and recycle EcoWorx tile or EcoWorx broadloom carpet at no cost to you. Carpet recycling EcoWorx is easy and hassle-free, making it easy for you to recycle your used carpet, saving valuable time and money on landfill fees.
Material must meet the following requirements for carpet recycling:
1. Free of all types of debris and uncontaminated by any toxic substances, such as solvents (adhesive residue on the backing is acceptable)
2. No other carpet tile backing, such as PVC, or other roll carpet backings may be mixed on EcoWorx pallets
3. EcoWorx Broadloom and EcoWorx Performance Broadloom products must be cut into rolls no wider than 1 metre
For more information and to arrange for recycling of EcoWorx carpet products, call 1800 556 302.
Our products are completely recyclable and backed by an environmental guarantee. Encouraging others to participate in the shift to safe, sustainable practices and social responsibility in product manufacturing is more than our job – it’s ingrained in our culture. Shaw Contract Group recycles up to 45 million kilograms of carpet annually.
Recycling for Eco Solution Q, Solution Q Extreme and other reclaimed nylon fibre is managed through our portfolio of internal recycling options. Ultimately, this creates a high-purity post-consumer material that can be used in a broad range of applications from carpet to raw materials for other industries.
Recycling for ESQ, SQE and other reclaimed nylon 6 and 6,6 fiber is managed through our portfolio of internal recycling options. The addition of our Evergreen Ringgold recycling facility provides added capacity to manage reclamation and recycling for PET products as well.
Reclaim to Energy (Re2E)
Fuelling the reclamation network and our facilities, we turn carpet into energy.
The Shaw Reclaim-to-Energy (Re2E) facility is fuelled by reclaimed carpet materials from both internal manufacturing operations and post-consumer carpet collections.
Re2E converts up to 84 million pounds of reclaimed carpet materials into steam and electricity each year.
In addition to supplying power to our manufacturing operations, Re2E helps fuel the industry reclamation network, providing a solution for reclaimed carpet from other manufacturers, which is unsuitable for processing through our other recycling avenues.
We turn soda bottles into carpet ﬁbre.
Using PET beverage bottles, Clear Path recycles 160 million pounds annually into carpet ﬁbre.
This saves 1.9 trillion BTUs of energy each year compared to manufacturing solely from virgin materials. That’s enough primary energy to power more than 20,000 homes per year.