06 Sep '12, 12pm

Carpet giant Interface shares pointers on being a green innovator

Carpet giant Interface shares pointers on being a green innovator

What would you do with tons of discarded fishing nets that clutter the ocean and beaches near fishing towns and villages? If you were Interface , the international modular carpet manufacturer and industry leader in sustainability, you would turn those nets into carpet tiles -- and provide the fishermen and their families with income while salvaging the debris. Interface partnered with a fishing community in the Philippines in a pilot program to mark World Oceans Day in June this year. It has also researched various ways in which to increase the recycled content in its carpets, which on average have 40 percent of recycled fiber or yarn. Some products are made up of 100 percent recycled content. The company released its annual EcoMetrics study in August this year, a report that tracks its advancements in sustainability. The term EcoMetrics was coined by Interface’s visionary...

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