We’re going in circles. On purpose. With a purpose
The days of discarding precious resources are long behind us. Today, we try to reuse, recirculate and recycle as much of our production waste as possible whilst constantly trying to improve our efforts. We recirculate the dye, the water and the thickening solution, which are used to find the perfect colour combinations for our carpets.
A strong commitment to bring down CO2 emissions
Climate change requires action from everyone around the world. Since 2007, we’ve already reduced the CO2 emissions from our production facilities by more than 60%. But we aim to go beyond this. That’s why we’ve committed to Science Based Targets to keep our emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and keep global warming below 1.5°C.
Electricity consumption across the Ege Carpets production facilities is covered 100% by investments in renewable energy. We invest an ever-increasing ratio into energy from offshore wind turbines and other renewable sources. This significantly reduces our environmental footprint and supports the global agenda for a sustainable future.
Investments in biogas now cover 61% of our natural gas consumption. In the future, we’ll bring down natural gas consumption as much as possible by investments in other technologies that can run on electricity or more sustainable energy sources.
We recycle 13,536 m3 water every year. The beautiful designs appear when the tufted carpets run through our enormous dye facility that injects colour into the yarn. The colouring process and cleaning of the dyeing facility requires a lot of water. We clean and reuse the water in our production processes.
We recover heat from some of the production processes and send it into the district heating system. In 2022, we produced 1,364 MWH of excess heat to warm up 341 houses in the local area.
Every year, 463 tonnes of thickener are recycled. We add a thickening solution to our beautiful colours, which ensures a perfect texture. Afterwards, we extract the solution from the water during the washing process in the dyeing plant.
86% of the residual dye is constantly recirculated. We can create carpets in the most amazing colours, which are injected into the yarn by 40,000 spray nozzles. Behind the nozzles, there’s a complex web of tubes where the colours are constantly recirculated ensuring optimal use and preventing the nozzles from clogging.
By 2030, we want to better at turning waste into resources
By 2030, we want to be 100% Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certified®
By 2030, we want to accelerate our CSR initiatives further
By 2030, we want all our waste and carpets to be recycled
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