One person’s trash is another person’s carpet
Industrial waste is often a threat to the environment. We want to give our customers the opportunity to choose carpets that are produced in an eco-friendly way. With Ege Carpets, you can select from a wide range of collections featuring regenerated and regenerable yarn made from discarded fishing nets, industrial waste and old carpets.
Carpet backings from recycled plastic bottles
Plastic waste is one of the world’s major environmental challenges as plastic degrades very slowly. To us, however, plastic waste is an important resource. We make our Ecotrust backings from recycled plastic bottles, which feature in all our carpet tiles and selected wall-to-wall carpets. Through an innovative manufacturing technique, the plastic bottles are converted into soft fibres and included in our patented PET felt backings.
On a yearly basis, our production facilities convert 2,495 tonnes of yarn made from abandoned fishing nets, used carpets and other kinds of industrial nylon waste into new carpets.
One million plastic bottles are used every minute worldwide. Our carpets are available with the patented Ecotrust or acoustic backings made from used plastic bottles. The backings contain between 15 and 37.5 half-litre bottles per m2, depending on the type of backing.
In 2022, we used 423 tonnes of primary backings. When carpets are produced, the yarn is tufted down into a primary backing. Two types of our primary backings consist of 90% recycled industrial waste.
In a large share of our carpet tiles, we’ve changed the adhesive to a 100% recycled glue made from used or broken car windows. The glue is called PVB and is a greener alternative that brings down CO2 emissions as it increases the percentage of recycled raw materials and makes it easier to recycle the used carpet at end-of-life
By 2030, we want to be 100% Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certified®
By 2030, we want to close the loop and bring down CO2 emissions
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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