A new ground-breaking take-back concept
In Europe, only 1-3% of carpets are recycled. The rest finds space in landfill sites or goes up in smoke. It’s time for a change. We’re proud to introduce Ege CircleBack, a ground-breaking take-back program that aims to minimise waste by recycling and reusing your used carpet.
You can choose a carpet from 10 of our most popular collections, each made from materials that we can take back and recycle again, significantly reducing your carpet’s carbon footprint. The program is already available in Europe, and we’re working hard to establish recycling solutions for all our international customers as well.
When you make use of Ege CircleBack, you contribute to keeping good material in circulation and reduce carbon emissions. This benefits the planet, as well as your project’s green profile.
Once your carpet has gone through our CircleBack process, we’ll send you a certificate detailing the exact CO2 reduction, which you can use in your annual sustainability report.
To solidify the environmental benefit of Ege CircleBack, we’ve made a life cycle impact assessment (LCiA) for the end-of-life stage of our carpets. The specific results vary a little from carpet to carpet, but no carpet shows less than a 60% reduction in the global warming potential, compared to if the carpet was incinerated after end of use.
The cost of using Ege CircleBack is 1.35 EUR per square meter plus the transportation cost to our collection site in Denmark. Keep in mind that, you save the cost for sending your used carpet for local waste processing.
We’re happy to help you get in contact with a professional who can dismantle the carpet. Please reach out to your local contact to get more information about Ege CircleBack.
When dismantling your used carpet, it’s very important that nothing else than the stripped carpets is returned to us. The separation plant can’t handle other materials. Any separate underlay should also be removed, including materials such as, concrete, wood etc.
The quality of the carpet doesn’t matter, but the used carpet must be dismantled in app 35 cm strips and stacked in big bags on pallets. It’s very important that nothing else than the stripped carpet (and only carpet marked CircleBack) is put in the bags, as the separation plant can’t handle other materials. Any separate underlay should also be removed, including other materials such as concrete, wood etc.
Our separation process requires specific conditions for the construction of the carpet to be met. Therefore, some changes had to be made before our carpets could enter the program. This is why only carpets produced after the cut-over date in mid-April 2023 are covered by Ege CircleBack. You can check your invoice to see if your carpet is part of the Ege program.
The following carpets are part of the Ege CircleBack program:
Look for these logos on the carpet backing as a proof that the carpet is part of the Ege CircleBack program:
Our separation process requires specific conditions for the construction of the carpet to be met. If these conditions aren’t met, we cannot guarantee that the materials in the carpet are separated correctly, which results in the material fractions not being suitable for recycling in the intended ways.
We’re working on finding international recycling solutions for our carpets. In the meantime, we suggest that you look for local carpet recycling options if your carpet isn’t installed in Europe.
Our separation process requires specific conditions for the construction of the carpet to be met. Therefore, we’re unable to take back carpet from other suppliers.
Transporting waste across borders is a very complicated task, so few companies have permission to do this. Using our selected waste handling company is a great solution.
Please reach out to our CircleBack experts to start the process of recycling your carpet.
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