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Reduce, Reuse, Recarpet

April 4, 2011

"If you're a business that wants to recycle carpet, you might live in an area where landfill fees are quite high, and so it may be more economically viable for you to find a carpet recycler rather than send it to a landfill," says Eric Nelson, vice president of strategic alliances for Interface Americas and the company's lead on recycling efforts. If you're located in an area with high landfill tipping fees, carpet recycling may be especially appealing.

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School Energy Audits Reveal Millions in Potential Savings
A two-year energy audit of Hamilton schools (Canada) has identified energy conservation methods that could reduce energy costs by approximately $2.4 million annually. Click here for complete article…
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Green Cars from Pineapples and Bananas?
Scientists in Brazil have developed a way to use fibers from pineapples, bananas, and other plants in a new generation of automotive plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more "green" than plastics now in use.
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Carpet Specs 101: Backing is the Foundation
Specifying the right carpet backing may be more important than you realize.Click here for complete article …
Common Mistakes: Carpet
Match the product's attributes to the amount of wear expected, the level of maintenance planned, and the desired life of the carpet.
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